Raul Jimenez should leave hospital next week after ‘excellent progress’ in recovery from skull surgery

George Flood
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<p>Wolves striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull during Sunday’s win over Arsenal</p> (Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull during Sunday’s win over Arsenal

(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has made “excellent progress” in his recovery from surgery and should be ready to leave hospital next week, the club’s doctor has confirmed.

The Mexican striker was knocked unconscious and received oxygen on the pitch before being stretchered off after a sickening, accidental clash of heads with David Luiz while defending a corner during Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

Jimenez was immediately taken to a London hospital, where he underwent surgery on a fractured skull.

The 29-year-old was said to be comfortable and resting after that procedure and now should hopefully be in a position to return home to his family early next week.

Providing a further update on Jimenez’s condition on Wednesday night, club doctor Matt Perry told Wolves’ official website: “Following Raul’s injury on Sunday, and the subsequent surgery, he has been recovering well in hospital.

"We are delighted with the reports from his specialist; he has made excellent progress. He should be ready to leave hospital by early next week.

“Once home, he will be reunited with his partner and young daughter who, because of Covid restrictions, he hasn’t seen since Sunday night. As his doctor I am not going to disclose any more details of his injury, his surgery or provide daily accounts of his recovery.

“Any injury of this nature is complex and timescales are uncertain but it’s safe to say that Raul’s most immediate needs are simple: space, rest and peace.

“Raul and his family are very thankful for the privacy they have been given, and for the overwhelming support they have felt from the football family and beyond. Raul is extremely grateful for all the messages of goodwill he continues to receive, which will certainly help him during his recovery.”

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