Sky Bet Championship: Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams will miss rest of the season
Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams will miss his second successive World Cup finals because of injury.
Last Updated: 30/01/14 2:46pm
The 25-year-old missed out on a trip to South Africa 2010 through injury and now it has been confirmed he will not make it to Brazil.
Williams ruptured his Achilles in the midweek draw with Wigan, but the club have been waiting to learn the full extent of the injury.
Now coach Aitor Karanka has confirmed that surgery will be required, meaning Williams will not be back until pre-season.