Wolves’ victory over Arsenal last night was heavily overshadowed by a sickening injury to Raul Jimenez.
After the Mexican suffered a clash of heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz, it seriousness of the injury became quickly clear, as medical teams remained on the pitch for ten minutes before taking Jimenez straight to hospital.
Now Wolves have confirmed in a statement, that the striker suffered a fractured skull in the challenge.
“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.”
Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.— Wolves (@Wolves) November 30, 2020
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“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.”
David Luiz was controversially allowed to continue, despite being bandaged up and visibly still bleeding, calling into question whether the concussion protocol again needs revisiting.
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