Inaki Williams faces a month out after his ankle injury in Athletic Bilbao’s 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad on Sunday was worse than first thought.

Williams appeared to have only sprained his ankle at San Mames, but tests on Monday have confirmed that the forward indeed suffered a “second-degree, bilateral sprain in his left ankle”.

He is now expected to miss Athletic’s upcoming games against Marseille, Valencia, Sporting Gijon, Deportivo La Coruna, Real Betis and Espanyol, plus both legs of a potential Europa League quarter-final.

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