Worrying scenes at Emirates Stadium on Sunday night as David Luiz and Raul Jimenez severely clash heads to halt the Premier League game.
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.
— Richard Ladd (@RichardLadd_1) November 29, 2020
David Luiz has just sat up which is encouraging. He’s got blood coming from his forehead though.
Raul Jimenez hasn’t moved though and there’s a lot of concern for him.
Record-signing Fabio Silva is coming on in his place. All our thoughts are with Jimenez for now though, of course.
Luiz is still being patched up but it looks like he will be okay to continue. He’s getting a bandage put around his head but looks very alert.
Raul Jimenez is taken off the pitch on the stretcher and David Luiz has gone over to see how he is. He looks very shaken up about it all.
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.
You could only imagine the concern that has also left his family and friends back at home, he’s also got a newborn with his partner.
UPDATE (8:42pm): Raul Jimenez is conscious in hospital and responding well to treatment.
Raul’s head injury is being assessed with a scan at a London hospital.
We will continue to update with more information as soon as we have it. pic.twitter.com/y2lowSYUxD
— Wolves (@Wolves) November 29, 2020
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).
Fans reacted to the worrying scenes as David Luiz and Raul Jimenez severely clash heads to halt the Premier League game…
Praying for Raul and his family for his well being and recovery 🙏🏻
— LUFC Worldwide 🏆⚪️ (@LUFC_WorldWide) November 29, 2020
Cheers mate. True fans put rivalry aside for things like this 👍🏼
— Gavin Adams (@Gavin_Adams11) November 29, 2020
Get well soon, that was so horrendous.
— Nicø (@Anonymous1076) November 29, 2020
Looked bad, wishing him a speedy recovery
— Max 🇮🇪 (@fitzgibbon_max) November 29, 2020
From a Fulham fan, my thoughts are with you Wolves fans and Jimenez. Awful clash that nobody ever wants to see. Prayers for Jimenez
— Roitman 👑 KN (@RoitmanAdam) November 29, 2020
I still feel heading should be banned in football. That with Jimenez tonight just reminds me of Ryan Mason and I’m hoping it isn’t as serious. Scary, can’t get the thud noise out my head. Hard for the players and staff to concentrate after dealing with something like that #wolars
— Jason Lee 🇬🇧 (@ForeverAYellow) November 29, 2020
I’m dead worried for Jimenez, that’s preciesly like the Ryan Mason head injury…
— Liam (@OfficialVizeh) November 29, 2020
Jiminez head clash looked and sounded a lot like the Ryan Mason episode. You really, really hope it’s not that same result.
— Toby Margetts (@tobymargetts) November 29, 2020
Horrible incident at the Emirates.
Get well soon Raul Jimenez 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/YHPAMhq9an
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 29, 2020
— Craig Williams (@williamscraig85) November 29, 2020
That is absolutely awful. Really hope Jimenez is going to be ok. And hope Luiz goes through some pretty testing concussion protocols.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) November 29, 2020