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Joe Ledley included in Wales' Euro squad three weeks after fracturing his leg

The 61-time capped midfielder has been named by Chris Coleman despite the injury.

Joe Ledley has returned from injury quicker than expected.
Joe Ledley has returned from injury quicker than expected.
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CRYSTAL PALACE’S JOE Ledley has been selected in Wales’ Euro 2016 just 24 days after fracturing his leg in a challenge with Stoke’s Charlie Adam.

The 29-year-old was expected to miss the tournament having already sat out his club’s FA Cup final defeat to Manchester United but did travel with Chris Coleman’s side to their pre-Euro 2016 camp in Portugal in a bid to prove his fitness.

The former Fulham manager had already said he would give the 61-time capped Ledley until the last minute to prove his fitness and today announced he may even be fit for the opening game against Slovakia.

However, it’s much more likely Ledley would sit out that game and return against England instead.

The Wales squad in full:

Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Owain Fon Williams

Chris Gunter, James Chester, Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Neil Taylor, James Collins, Jazz Richards

Joe Allen, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, Andy King, David Edwards, Jonny Williams, David Vaughan, George Williams

Gareth Bale, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes, Simon Church, David Cotterill

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