Wolves provide Jimenez injury update after he has operation on fractured skull

Raul Jimenez is “comfortable” and “resting” following an operation on his fractured skull, Wolves have confirmed.

The Wolves striker was rushed to a London hospital after clashing heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz just minutes into Sunday’s fixture.

Jimenez was and taken off on a stretcher after receiving treatment on the pitch, and was fitted with an oxygen mask.

Wolves have confirmed Jimenez fractured his skull in the collision with Luiz.

The club provided the following statement on Monday morning: “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 Jimenez is “comfortable” after being operated on in a London hospital

“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.”

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo spoke of his worry on Sunday night, following his side’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal, which was overshadowed by the injury.

He told Sky Sports: “]Jimenez is] doing a scan now, but he’s conscious, he’s OK, besides the gravity of the problem, of course.

“By the reaction of the team-mates, of everybody, you start hearing code red, when they say it’s red it’s because it’s serious and it is serious.

“It was a bad moment for everybody, both teams and both players. We wish him everything to be OK but now we are worried, of course.

“You see the panic in their [doctor’s] eyes and you start thinking, how is he? We are worried.

“Everybody says to me now he speaks, he is aware but he’s doing a scan and now we have to have a proper assessment but he’s in good hands.”


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