Bruno Lage has stated that Conor Coady has been carrying an injury for Wolves in recent weeks.
Fans were concerned during Saturday’s game with Liverpool as the 28-year-old went down in the first-half clutching his ankle.
He received treatment for several minutes, but was thankfully able to continue in the end.
The highlight of his performance was when he somehow denied Diogo Jota in the goal line.
It follows a string of good showings this season, so news that Coady has actually been playing through the pain barrier makes what he has been doing all the more impressive.
Lage said: “In the last month he has been struggling with a problem in his ankle.
“That’s the spirit he has. Me, my staff and the medical department are working with him and we talk and every time he wants to be in the game. It is one of those problems we can manage and he can still play.”
So far this term, Coady, 28, has started every game in the Premier League. He has actually featured in all 17 of Wolves’ games up to now.
Conor Coady injury claim is concerning
The fact that Conor Coady has been playing with an injury is a bit of a worry. Even if Lage does say it is something they can manage.
Wolves are down to the bare bones right now, with Yerson Mosquera and Willy Boly both sidelined.
The team cannot afford any more injuries, especially to defenders.
But there is no other option than for Coady to play. Hopefully, he does not end up aggravating the issue.
The situation only puts more importance on January, and Fosun need to deliver for Lage. Failure to do so could ruin Wolves’ season.