Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is set to miss the rest of the Championship season after sustaining an injury to his hand.
The 26-year-old has reportedly broken a bone in his right hand after punching a metal bar at half-time of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bristol City.
Ikeme was thought to be reacting angrily to manager Dean Saunders’ criticism following an own goal by David Davis, which saw Wolves trail at the break, with the goalkeeper allowing a tame pass go through his legs.
"Carl hurt his hand on the pitch and that made my mind up," Saunders told BBC WM after the game.
"It was an absolute calamity goal, a disaster when there was nothing happening. Carl rolled it to Dave Davis, who’s rapped it back at him, into the middle of the goal instead of passing it wide.
"You work out when you're very young to pass it to the side of the keeper. He's made a mistake there, Dave, and it's gone in but Carl could have got something behind it. He could have picked it up, anything but let it go in."
Wolves are yet to confirm Ikeme’s expected lay-off, but an official statement is anticipated on Tuesday.