Clash of heads Raul Jimenez leaves game with head injury after colliding with David Luiz
Wolverhampton ahead Raul Jimenez was hospitalised with a severe head injury after colliding with Arsenal defender David Luiz on Sunday.
The injury got here within the fifth minute of the Premier League game when Willian delivered a nook. Both Jimenez and Luiz challenged for it and have been following the flight of the ball after they knocked heads with the conflict heard across the empty Emirates Stadium.
Medical workers have been shortly referred to as onto the sphere. Luiz sat up after a pair of minutes and ultimately was handled on the touchline to the left of Wolves’ purpose.
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But the 29-year-old Jimenez, who joined Wolves in 2018, stayed down and the Mexico worldwide didn’t seem to maneuver. He was ultimately placed on a stretcher. Luiz, whose head was bandaged, went over to see if Jimenez was OK earlier than the Brazilian returned to the sphere and continued enjoying.
Jimenez was wheeled across the facet of the sphere with an oxygen masks on, nonetheless not showing to maneuver, earlier than he was taken down the tunnel.
Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo stated that Jimenez is acutely aware and speaking, and is present process a scan.
“I knew straight away that something was wrong,” he stated. “Everyone called ‘red, red,’ which means it’s a bad situation. You see the panic in their eyes, and you start thinking how is he.”
The supervisor stated that Jimenez is in good palms, however “we are worried, we are worried.”
After the match, Wolves captain Conor Coady additionally stated everybody hoped for a fast restoration for Jimenez.
“It was a tough thing,” Coady stated, including that asking about Jimenez was the very first thing the gamers did at halftime. “He’s with the right people. We’re just praying.”
Underscoring the seriousness of the incident, Coady stated he was very near the collision and that he knew instantly that it was unhealthy.
“He was on his side,” he stated, referring to the importance of conserving his airway open. “I think it was important he was kept on his side.”
“We just hope and pray that everything’s okay – he’s the one we’re thinking about.” 🙏
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Earlier, the membership launched a press release on its Spanish language Twitter feed.
“We want to thank everyone for their messages of support for the injury to (at)Raul_Jimenez9,” Wolves stated. “Our medical team is closely monitoring the situation. As soon as we have official information, we will release it through our official channels.”
Coady had tried to carry his teammates’ spirits and yelled out, “Come on boys, focus,” earlier than play resumed with Luiz staying on the sphere for your entire first half, together with 10 minutes of injury time.
But Luiz was substituted after the interval, with Rob Holding approaching for him. Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta stated Luiz by no means misplaced consciousness and that he took the participant off at halftime as a result of of his nasty reduce.
Wolves gained the match 2-1 and moved as much as sixth place.
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