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Danny Williams out for rest of Premier League season

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Tough blow for the U.S. midfielder.

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Huddersfield Town announced on Thursday that U.S. international Danny Williams will miss the rest of the season with an injury sustained in training. A scan of William’s leg revealed a fracture to the distal fibula and it will require the 29-year-old to undergo surgery.

It’s a tough blow for the midfielder as he was enjoying a productive season for Huddersfield, his first in the Premier League. He’s been an important squad player for the club this season, appearing 24 times overall.

The news also comes at a bad time in his international career. After the USMNT failed to make the World Cup, it appeared as if Williams would benefit greatly from the turnover of the player pool. He started and captained the U.S. in their November friendly against Portugal and likely would’ve gotten another chance against Paraguay later this month.

A fracture to the leg is a devastating injury for a soccer player. We can only hope he recovers fully and gets back to top form next season.