Attached below are pictures that will put a smile on the face of every Crystal Palace and Wales fan across the globe. After serious concerns over Joe Ledley’s fitness, the big man is running again.
Following a clash with Stoke City’s Charlie Adam in the final home game of Crystal Palace’s Premier League season, the central midfielder suffered a fracture in his leg, casting serious doubt over his selection in the Welsh squad for Euro 2016, but as you can see from the photos attached at the top of this article, he appears to be well on the way to recovery.
Ledley has been a pivotal part of Chris Coleman’s team for the entirety of Wales’ qualification campaign leading up to this summer’s tournament, with his potential exclusion from the final 23-man squad having come as a severe blow to morale throughout the camp, but the latest noises coming out of their international base are seemingly extremely positive.
For all of the flair and star quality that Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale brings to the side, it is thanks to the unyielding graft of players like Ledley that the often frustrated nation have managed to secure a place at Euro 2016.
Should the much-loved member of Palace’s first-team continue to make progress at the same impressive rate, Coleman will likely have little trouble in selecting him as part of the final group that will do battle with England in the group stages; a move that will please Welsh fans everywhere after seeing him hobble off the Selhurst Park turf only a few weeks ago.
Given the remarkable level of interest in the general well-being of Joe, we will likely be given daily updates on the progress he is making between now and the final moments before Chris Coleman announces his 23-man squad for the trip to France.
We shall endeavour to keep you abrest of all the latest developments, but for now, the pictures attached at the top of the article are an extremely good sign.