Wolves offer Raul Jimenez update after star undergoes operation following clash

Wolves have issued a positive update on Raul Jimenez, with the player said to be 'comfortable' after an operation last night.

The Mexican clashed heads with Arsenal star David Luiz while leaping for a header after Willian's corner, with other players instantly knowing something was wrong following the loud noise which rang around the empty stadium.

The Wolves man came off considerably worse, being stretchered off the pitch by a wealth of medics who were assessing his situation.

Jimenez was taken straight to hospital after the collision but is said to be recovering well despite suffering a fractured skull.

“Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital," the Wolves statement read this morning.

“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.”

There was concern among fans that Arsenal star Luiz was allowed to continue after the heavy clash.

The Gunners man did carry on, however, and saw his side concede the first goal in the first-half before being removed at half-time.

And Wolves boss Nuno admits he was worried after the collision left both men on the ground.

Nuno said: "You start hearing code red. It's serious. It was a bad moment for everybody. You see panic in their (medical staff) eyes and you start thinking how is he?

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"He's being assessed now, he's being assessed. He's with doctor Matt Perry, so he's in good hands.

"It was a serious, big impact, but he's aware and with the doctor.

"Like I said, he's in good hands with Matt. He's being taken care of."

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