Williams tells Peszko he's sorry for challenge

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Injured Wolves star Slawomir Peszko today revealed Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams has apologised for the tackle that put him out for three months.

Peszko was stretchered off with damaged medial knee ligaments after the challenge from the 19-year-old in the 2-1 defeat 11 days ago.

Williams, who had been involved in a long-running battle with Wolves captain Karl Henry, looked shaken after his tackle on Peszko and was taken off immediately with boos raining down from the Molineux stands.

But Poland international Peszko said highly-rated Williams, who has made just seven Championship starts for Palace but has yet to be booked in his 21 career appearances, said sorry for the challenge.

"I realised when it happened it was serious – it was very painful," said Peszko.

"But the Crystal Palace player came into the dressing room after the game to apologise for the tackle."

Peszko, who is on a season-long loan from Cologne, is particularly frustrated as he felt he was playing his best football before the injury.

"It wasn't good news for me to pick up such an injury because I felt I was playing better and better," said the 27-year-old.

"It's going to take around three months to heal so I should be back in around January."


Peszko flew home today to Poland for a change of scenery after working his leg for six hours a day in the treatment room at Compton as part of his recovery.

"Having to wear a brace is very restrictive and I'll have it on for around six weeks," he said.

"I'm going back home tonight for five days which means I can have a little rest mentally."

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