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Wolves give update on Raul Jimenez after sickening clash of heads with David Luiz

Wolves give an important update on Raul Jimenez after sickening his clash of heads with David Luiz during Arsenal’s defeat on Sunday.

Worrying scenes at Emirates Stadium on Sunday night saw the Premier League fixture halted for 10 minutes.

On the fifth minute, Willian took a corner for the Gunners on the right and David Luiz attacks it. There’s a huge clash of heads with screams and a thud and this looks very nasty.

A huge number of medical team are straight on the field to give treatment to Luiz and the Wolves player who he collided with.

David Luiz thankfully managed to sit up which was encouraging. He had blood coming from his forehead for a lengthily amount of time though.

Raul Jimenez laid still and there’s a lot of concern for him.

Record-signing Fabio Silva came on in his place.

Luiz was patched up and was okay to continue. He had a bandage put around his head but looked very alert.

Raul Jimenez was taken off the pitch on the stretcher and David Luiz went over to see how he is. He looked very shaken up about it all.


Wolves give the following update on striker Raul Jimenez, who suffered a fractured skull during the early stages of last night’s win at Arsenal.

“Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.

“He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery.

“The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.

“The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.”

The medical staff speak with him and Rui Patricio gives him a pat on the back. Nuno Espirito Santo also gives his well wishes to Luiz.

Sky Sports have reported that Raul Jimenez has gone straight to a nearby hospital and that they will update when they can.

Joe Edwards of the Express and Star wrote: “Big collision between Jimenez and Luiz and the physios rush straight on. Head on head there. Concern among the players.

“An audible thud as Luiz and Jimenez clash heads. Both are down receiving treatment, Jimenez seems to be the worse off.

“Not a good sound, at all. Luiz is up and about but Jimenez still down on the ground with medics surrounding him. Players signalled straight away.

“Fabio Silva is getting ready to come on. Jimenez still yet to move. Just hope it’s not too serious.

“Jimenez being put on a stretcher now. Someone just seemed to say to call for an ambulance.

“Sickening thud. There’ll be a significant period of added-on time at the end of the half, of course. Medics still around Jimenez. Rest of the players just passing it around and looking to keep warm.

“Jimenez now loaded onto a stretcher. Looks like he has an oxygen mask on. Luiz bandaged up and checking on Jimenez as he’s about to be wheeled away.

“Play has resumed and Silva is on. Jimenez stretchered off down the tunnel. Hopefully we’ll have an update on his condition soon.

“Hard to focus on the game when something like that has happened but will do my best. Just hope Raul is OK.

“Must be such a strange feeling among the players, having to be so switched on when so concerned about a team-mate and a friend. Wolves have had most of the ball in the last few minutes.”

There will still concerns for David Luiz when the scoreline was 1-1 halfway through the first half. His head was bleeding through his bandage like you see with their newest kit. He was however subbed off at half time.

A win for Wolves puts them 6th in the Premier League table, Arsenal remain 14th after 10 games played, eek.

Arsenal’s tally of 13 points is their lowest after their opening 10 matches of any league campaign since the 1981-82 season (12).

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