Wolves release statement after Raul Jimenez undergoes surgery

Raul Jimenez injury TEAMtalk

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has undergone surgery on a fractured skull.

The Mexican received lengthy treatment on the pitch after a sickening clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday before being taken to hospital.

Wolves won the game 2-1 but the visitors had to do without Jimenez for the majority of the game after he collided with David Luiz as they both attempted to meet a corner in full flow. Both players received extensive treatment and the first-half delay surpassed the 10-minute mark.

The forward was taken to hospital immediately and Sky reported he was “conscious and resp0nding to treatment”.

Wolves released an update on Jimenez’s condition on Monday morning, saying on their official website: “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.”



“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.”

Nuno concern

After the game boss Nuno Espirito Santo 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?

“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 awake and with the doctor.

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

“I think it was a tough game, first of all. A very tough game. It required a lot from the boys,” said Nuno.

“I think we had to be disciplined, have organisation and believe. The way they run and compensate each other, helping each other fill the gaps.”