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Determined Theo Walcott said how he played through the pain barrier to net his first goal since returning to Saints – after revealing he had broken bone in his left wrist. Walcott still had his wrist and hand heavily strapped during the 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday night – having sustained a broken third carpal against Newcastle before the international break. t did not however stop him from finding the opener for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side at Molineux – as they went on to stretch to seven games their unbeaten run. sked for an update on the injury, former England man Walcott told the Daily Echo: “I’ve broken my third carpal – so I’ve got to strap it up. I’ve got to look after it.

Theo Walcott said “I whacked it in the first half but I’ve just got to get on with it. I managed to play through a lot of pain, so it’s fine. Saints academy product Walcott managed to tap in Che Adams’s ball across goal at Wolves – the front two combining for the second game on the spin. It was his first strike for his boyhood club in more than 5,000 days – his last coming in January 2006 as a teenager. The goal has been a long time,” he added. “You could just tell by my smile – that smile says enough for me. It’s a shame we couldn’t hang on but Wolves are a very good team. They are very good and they seem to get better as the game goes on as well. It just shows we have a lot of fight in this team. A lot of teams won’t come to Wolves and get results at all. We’ve got to be proud of that result and it feels like a win in some cases.”

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