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Ashley Williams reveals he suffered collapsed lung during Wales’ draw with Mexico

The 33-year-old Everton ace was forced off during the first half after colliding with Javier Hernandez

Ashley Williams has sensationally revealed he suffered a collapsed lung during Wales’ 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday.

The Everton centre-back was forced off in the 20th minute at the Rose Bowl after colliding with West Ham forward Javier Hernandez.


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Wales captain Ashley Williams has revealed he suffered a collapsed lung

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Wales captain Ashley Williams has revealed he suffered a collapsed lung

Williams, 33, was forced off during Wales’ 0-0 draw against Mexico

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Williams, 33, was forced off during Wales’ 0-0 draw against Mexico

He was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA hospital in Beverley Hills, where it was also revealed the 33-year-old had “multiple breaks” on two ribs.

Williams was making his first appearance in nearly three months after last featuring for the Toffees on March 3 against Burnley where he was sent off in a 2-1 loss.

Writing on his Facebook page, the former Swansea star stated his surgery was a success, and will flow back to the UK once he fully recovers.

He said: “Crazy couple weeks.. great to be back in a FA Wales shirt & with the lads, however after coming off after 20 mins with multiple breaks on two ribs.

Everton centre-back Williams came off worse after colliding with Javier Hernandez in the first half

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Everton centre-back Williams came off worse after colliding with Javier Hernandez in the first half

Williams has also revealed he suffered multiple breaks on two ribs

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Williams has also revealed he suffered multiple breaks on two ribs

“I went hospital & found out I had punctured my left lung which led to it collapsing.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Ronald Reagan UCLA hospital in Beverley Hills for looking after me and making sure surgery went as comfortable as possible.

“Look forward to flying home & resting up now before the new season!”

Williams featured 34 times in all competitions for Everton this campaign, as the Merseyside club finished eighth in the table.


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