Clash of heads: Raul Jimenez leaves game with head injury after colliding with David Luiz

By: AP |

November 30, 2020 9:58:56 am

Players gesture to medical workers after a head conflict between Arsenal’s David Luiz, backside left, and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Raul Jimenez in the course of the English Premier League match (Source: AP)

Wolverhampton ahead Raul Jimenez was hospitalised with a severe head injury after colliding with Arsenal defender David Luiz on Sunday.

The injury got here within the fifth minute of the Premier League game when Willian delivered a nook. Both Jimenez and Luiz challenged for it and had been following the flight of the ball after they knocked heads with the conflict heard across the empty Emirates Stadium.

Medical workers had been shortly referred to as onto the sector. Luiz sat up after a pair of minutes and ultimately was handled on the touchline to the left of Wolves’ objective.

But the 29-year-old Jimenez, who joined Wolves in 2018, stayed down and the Mexico worldwide didn’t seem to maneuver. He was ultimately placed on a stretcher. Luiz, whose head was bandaged, went over to see if Jimenez was OK earlier than the Brazilian returned to the sector and continued taking part in.

Jimenez was wheeled across the facet of the sector with an oxygen masks on, nonetheless not showing to maneuver, earlier than he was taken down the tunnel.

Raul Jimenez is stretchered off after a head collision (Source: Reuters)

Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo stated that Jimenez is aware and speaking, and is present process a scan.

“I knew straight away that something was wrong,” he stated. “Everyone called ‘red, red,’ which means it’s a bad situation. You see the panic in their eyes, and you start thinking how is he.”

The supervisor stated that Jimenez is in good arms, however “we are worried, we are worried.”

After the match, Wolves captain Conor Coady additionally stated everybody hoped for a fast recovery for Jimenez.

“It was a tough thing,” Coady stated, including that asking about Jimenez was the very first thing the gamers did at halftime. “He’s with the right people. We’re just praying.”

Underscoring the seriousness of the incident, Coady stated he was very near the collision and that he knew instantly that it was dangerous.

“He was on his side,” he stated, referring to the importance of protecting his airway open. “I think it was important he was kept on his side.”

Earlier, the membership launched a press release on its Spanish language Twitter feed.

“We want to thank everyone for their messages of support for the injury to (at)Raul_Jimenez9,” Wolves stated. “Our medical team is closely monitoring the situation. As soon as we have official information, we will release it through our official channels.”

Coady had tried to elevate his teammates’ spirits and yelled out, “Come on boys, focus,” earlier than play resumed with Luiz staying on the sector for your entire first half, together with 10 minutes of injury time.

But Luiz was substituted after the interval, with Rob Holding approaching for him. Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta stated Luiz by no means lost consciousness and that he took the participant off at halftime as a result of of his nasty lower.

Arsenal’s David Luiz has a bandage utilized to his head following the head conflict (Source: AP)

Wolves gained the match 2-1 and moved as much as sixth place.

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