Wolves striker Raul Jimenez comfortable after operation on fractured skull

Wolves have confirmed that striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull during the fixture with Arsenal, in which the Mexican was stretchered off.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers lies injured receiving treatment with a head injury and is stretchered off the pitch. (AMA)
Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers lies injured receiving treatment with a head injury and is stretchered off the pitch. (AMA)

Jimenez underwent an operation overnight following the sickening collision with David Luiz, which occurred in the opening minutes of Wolves' 2-1 win at the Emirates.

In a statement issued by the club, they confirmed that Jimenez has since seen loved ones and is comfortable whilst remaining under observation.

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

“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.”

Watch Joe Edwards and Luke Hatfield detail Jimenez's condition here:

The game was paused for 10 minutes following the clash of heads between Jimenez and Luiz, with the Wolves striker laying motionless immediately following the incident.

Luiz managed to play the rest of the first half, but was brought off at half time, whilst Jimenez was rushed to hospital having been replaced by Fabio Silva.

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