Wolves announce Raul Jimenez has undergone surgery after suffering a FRACTURED SKULL following striker’s sickening clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz
- Wolves striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull at Arsenal on Sunday night
- The Mexican was involved in an awful accidental clash of heads with David Luiz
- Jimenez was taken immediately to hospital, where he underwent assessments
- A statement revealed he underwent surgery on Sunday night but is ‘comfortable’
The Mexican was involved in an accidental clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz early in Wolves’ 2-1 win, and was taken immediately to hospital, where he underwent a scan.
A Wolves statement confirmed Jimenez had a fractured skull and added: ‘Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.
Raul Jimenez clashed heads with David Luiz Less than five minutes in to the game at Arsenal
The Wolves striker (above) suffered an awful head injury during Sunday’s game against Arsenal
The collision took place when Luiz (above) was attacking an Arsenal corner at the near post
‘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.’
Speaking after the match, in which Wolves won 2-1, Nuno Espirito Santo said: ‘He’s conscious. He is OK inside the gravity of the problem.
‘He speaks, he’s aware. We have to have a proper assessment. He’s in good hands.
‘You start hearing code red, it is serious. It was a bad moment for everybody. You see panic in their eyes and you start thinking how is he? We were worried.’
The game was goalless when Jimenez was hurt but goals by Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence secured Wolves’ first ever Premier League win at Arsenal.
Captain Conor Coady said: ‘The first thing we asked is “how’s Raul”. He is in the hospital and by all accounts he’s OK. He’s breathing. It was a massive collision.
‘We knew straight away it was a horrible clash of heads. I was at the front just behind him when it happened. It’s something we never want to see. We just hope and pray everything is OK.’
More to follow.