Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was replaced at half time with a hand injury in their win against Bristol City on Saturday. It now turns out that the injury was caused by Ikeme punching the tactics board and breaking his hand.
Quoted on Guardian.co.uk, Wolves manager Dean Saunders said:
"Carl was frustrated at making his mistake and has punched the tactics board which is only cardboard but there is a metal bar at the back of it which has damaged his hand. He has not meant to break his hand – Kevin Doyle kicked the corner flag after scoring his goal and he could have ended up breaking his foot!
He is our No1 goalkeeper and will probably feel more stupid about it than anyone. I've spoken to him and he can barely talk, to be honest with you, he's that disappointed."
Ikeme was reacting in frustration to allowing a David Davis back pass to squirm through his legs, a goal which meant they trailed 1-0 at half time. Despite the calamitous mistake and the Ikeme injury, Wolves did go on to win the game 2-1 through goals from Sylvain Ebanks-Blake and Kevin Doyle.