Club doctor provides update on Raul Jimenez

Wolverhampton Wanderers club doctor Matt Perry has given an update on Raul Jimenez after the Mexican striker suffered a fractured skull on Sunday.

Jimenez, who collided heads with David Luiz, was rushed straight to the hospital before it was announced the severity of the injury shortly after the 2-1 win against Arsenal.

It is still unknown how long the former-Atletico Madrid will be out, but the update will relief many Wanderers' fans'.

  • "He has been recovering well"

After taking to social media to thank the footballing world for their messages, Jimenez has remained in a London hospital.

The club announced in a statement on Monday that he was "comfortable following an operation."

In a statement on wolves.co.uk, Perry said: "Following Raul's injury on Sunday, and the subsequent surgery, he has been recovering well in hospital.

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"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."

  • "Needs are simple: space, rest and peace"

Wolves fans' have contributed over £15,000, double of what was targeted, for a banner at Molineux and the rest going towards a charity of Jimenez's choice.

Continuing to discuss Jimenez, Perry said: "As his doctor I am not going to disclose any more details of his injury, his surgery or provide daily accounts of his recovery.

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"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 during his recovery."

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