Raul Jimenez set to be released from hospital next week following surgery after fracturing his skull during Wolves’ win over Arsenal
- Wolves star Raul Jimenez is due to be released from hospital early next week
- The 29-year-old fractured his skull during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Arsenal
- Jimenez required surgery and is said to have made ‘excellent progress’
Raul Jimenez is due to be released from hospital early next week as the Wolves striker continues his recovery from a fractured skull.
Wolves expect their player to be allowed to return home in the coming days after suffering the injury during the 2-1 win at Arsenal last Sunday, in an accidental clash with Gunners defender David Luiz.
Wolves doctor Matt Perry said: ‘Following Raul’s injury on Sunday, and the subsequent surgery, he has been recovering well in hospital.
Raul Jimenez is set to be released from hospital early next week after fracturing his skull
The Wolves star suffered the injury after clashing heads with David Luiz in the win at Arsenal
‘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.
The Mexican is said to have made ‘excellent progress’ as he continues to make his recovery
‘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.’
Jimenez underwent surgery in London in the early hours of Monday after he was transferred to hospital following the incident at Emirates Stadium, where the Mexican regained consciousness.
Coronavirus restrictions have meant that neither Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo nor his players have been able to visit their colleague.