Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez is ‘comfortable’ following skull surgery, the Premier League outfit have confirmed.
The Mexican forward suffered what looked like a horrendous-looking head injury in the club’s 2-1 victory against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday evening, following an aerial challenge with David Luiz.
He was immediately transported to hospital and despite having had to undergo surgery, has responded to treatment and is now recuperating.
A club statement on Monday morning read: “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.”
Jimenez is now likely to be out of action for a considerable amount of time, giving summer signing Fabio Silva a wonderful opportunity to lead the line at Molineux. He will hope to notch his first Premier League goal since arriving from Porto as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men do battle with champions Liverpool.
They sit at early odds of 13/2 with William Hill to win at Anfield on Sunday.