Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray admits Rhys Williams may be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

The versatile Australian damaged ankle ligaments in the 2-0 home loss to Leeds United on March 11 and Mowbray fears the worst for the Boro star.

"Rhys has damaged ligaments in his ankle and that's never a week or so, it's always a few weeks," said Mowbray.

"Let's hope we can see him again this season. The physios are hopeful that he could still have a part to play.

"We'll assess it as the weeks roll on. He'll have two or three weeks in a cast and then we'll assess it once he gets that off and starts running and see how bad it is.

"It's a blow but we have to keep going."

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