Soccer-Wolves boss Lage blames Hoever's injury on lack of preparation

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brighton & Hove Albion - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - May 9, 2021 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Ki-Jana Hoever during the warm up before the match Pool via REUTERS/Naomi Baker

(Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage has slammed defender Ki-Jana Hoever's lack of preparation after he suffered a leg injury in Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Crystal Palace and had to be substituted off.

The 20-year-old Hoever, who has made 10 appearances for Wolves this season, was replaced by Spaniard Jonny in the 25th minute after a lengthy stoppage which ended with the Dutchman hobbling off the pitch.

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