Wolves striker Raul Jimenez fractured his skull in a clash of heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz during Wolves 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday at the Emirates. The 29-year-old Mexican international received treatment for 10 minutes on the pitch before being taken to hospital. A statement released by Wolves reveals that the striker is now in a stable condition after undergoing a head surgery; “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital,” read the club statement.
“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.”
Luiz stayed on the pitch with blood seeping into a white bandage wrapped around his head until half-time.