Collingwood youngster Marley Williams has been charged with assault after an overnight incident in Albany.
Collingwood has confirmed that WA youngster Marley Williams has been charged with assault following a an early morning incident at a nightclub in Albany.
Claremont product Williams, 19, was rookie listed by the Magpies at the end of 2011 and played six games in his debut AFL season, including outings against West Coast and Fremantle.
Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said a 19-year-old man was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm after an incident about 1.30am on Thursday at the Studio 146 nightclub.
Two 19-year-old men had been arguing in the club before security personnel ejected one of them.
The second man also left the nightclub and, after seeing the other man outside, allegedly punched him in the face.
The victim was taken to Albany Hospital with a possible broken jaw and is expected to be flown to Perth later today by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for further treatment.
The charged man is is due to appear in Albany Magistrates Court on January 24.
Collingwood has said that, as the matter is now one for the police, the club will make no further comment on the issue.
Williams had shoulder surgery in July, which cut short his 2012 AFL season.