Wolves Doctor Reveals Raul Jimenez Should Be Ready to Leave Hospital Next Week

Wolves doctor Matt Perry has said striker Raul Jimenez should be ready to leave hospital early next week.

The Mexico international was rushed to hospital on Sunday after suffering a fractured skull in a clash with David Luiz during the Wanderers’ 2-1 victory at Arsenal. He was given oxygen on the pitch before being stretchered off and was later operated on.

Perry said in a statement on Wolves’ 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.”

Any potential return date is still unclear, given the serious nature of the injury, and Perry reiterated Jimenez will need space and time in the short term.

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Medics responded quickly after Jimenez and Luiz clashed heads | Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images

He added: “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.”

Wolves fans have raised money through fundraising for a banner in honour of Jimenez, which will be on display in the top tier of the Steve Bull Stand at Molineux. A target of £7,500 was reached in just two hours after the fundraising page was created and has since passed £17,000.