Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme breaks his hand punching a tactics board

Posted by - March 20, 2013 - Championship, Wolves

Carl Ikeme is likely to be ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his hand by punching a tactics board.

The Wolves keeper lashed out in frustration after manager Dean Saunders gave him an earful over the farcical own goal he had conceded.

Saunders initially claimed that Ikeme, who was subbed at half-time, had sustained the injury at half-time. He has since acknowledged that the hand was actually broken at half-time.

The Wolves boss said: “I’ve spoken to him and he can barely talk to be honest. He’s that disappointed.

“Carl is more critical of himself than anybody. It is his first season that he’s been the number one keeper and now he has lost that.

“He was frustrated at making his mistake and punched the tactics board, which is only cardboard, but there is a metal bar at the back of it.

“He has not meant to break his hand. Kevin Doyle kicked the corner flag after scoring his goal and could have ended up breaking his foot.

“Every single one of us has punched something or pushed something out of frustration but you don’t expect to cause yourself injury.”