Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez landed in the hospital after being stretchered off the field. This is following a clash of heads between him and Arsenal defender, David Luiz in Sunday’s Premier League game at the Emirates.
The Mexican received eight minutes of medical treatment on the pitch before being taken to the hospital.
The 29-year-old old striker was defending a corner when he collided with Luiz while attempting to clear the ball at the near post.
Reacting to the incident after their 1-2 win at the Emirates, Wolves tweeted that Jimenez was having a scan for a head injury at a London hospital.
Raul's head injury is being assessed with a scan at a London hospital.— Wolves (@Wolves) November 29, 2020
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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santos further gave an update that the Mexican is conscious.
“Raul Jimenez is doing a scan now. He’s conscious. He’s OK inside the gravity of the problem.”
“You start hearing code red. It’s serious. It was a bad moment for everybody. You see the panic in their [medical staff] eyes and you start thinking how is he?
“He speaks, he’s aware. We have to have a proper assessment. He’s in good hands.”
Luiz continued as Jimenez went straight to the hospital
After the clash of heads, Luiz later continued after treatment. Initially, there were concerns in the eyes of players, who urged the medical staff to run on to the pitch due to the impact of the clash and the way both fell to the ground.
After medical attention, Luiz was bandaged due to a cut on his head, while Jimenez was placed onto a stretcher by a team of medics and wheeled around the pitch. Luiz was eventually substituted off at half-time by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Jimenez was also placed on receiving oxygen as he was taken off the pitch and up the tunnel at the Emirates. He was replaced by Fabio Silva, Wolves’ £35 million club-record signing from Porto this summer.
Following the match,there have been several reactions from players, noting the horrible clash of heads.
“We were massively worried when it happened. We knew straight away it was a horrible clash of heads.
“But we just hope and pray everything is OK. I was at the front just behind him when it happened. It’s something we never want to see.
“The most important thing is that both players are OK. But he is with the right people now and that’s the most important thing. He is in hospital and by all accounts he is awake and breathing,” Wolves’ skipper Conor Coady said.
There was a show of support from the Mexico national team with a tweet that urged him to stay strong.
Also, Arsenal midfielder, Joe Willock offered the team’s best wishes to Jimenez, while providing an update on Luiz following the match.
“On behalf of the club and myself, we give our best regards to Raul Jimenez. We hope he recovers well. It was a bad incident.
“David Luiz has recovered well. He looked good when I saw him in the dressing room.”
Meanwhile some stakeholders has condemned the continuation of Luiz in the game as blood were still seen on part of the bandage before being subbed off during half time.
Wolves went on to win the game 2-1 with goals from Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence.