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JIMINEZ UPDATE Wolves reveal the full extent of Raul Jiminez's head injury after horrifying clash with Arsenal's David Luiz

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David Luiz of Arsenal and Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers lie injured after a collision. (Photo by John Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

David Luiz of Arsenal and Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers lie injured after a collision. (Photo by John Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

David Luiz of Arsenal and Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers lie injured after a collision. (Photo by John Walton - Pool/Getty Images)

Wolves striker Raul Jiminez is responding well to treatment after it was confirmed he fractured his skull in a clash with Arsenal's David Luiz during Sunday evening's Premier League game at Emirates Stadium.

Jiminez was treated for several minutes on the pitch as the severity of his injuries became apparent to medical staff, with his club issuing a statement on Monday morning confirming his diagnosis.

"Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital," read the statement.

"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."

Wolves captain Conor Coady admitted he was shocked by the incident, that came at the start of a game Wolves went on to win 2-1.

"We didn’t like it when it happened, it was something you knew straight away," Coady told Sky Sports .

"We hope David Luiz is OK as well because it was a horrible clash of heads. It happens in football but you don’t like to see it, I think both sets of players went out and then played properly, did it right.

"It was a tough thing that happened but we just hope and pray everything is OK because that’s the one thing we’re thinking about right now.

"I was at the front just behind him so I jumped with him as well and you heard it, and as he dropped, he was just on his side.

"I think it was important we kept him on his side as well and get the doctors on, but it’s something we never want to see with our teammate or with anybody in the Premier League.

"I hope and I pray that everything’s OK, because that’s the one thing that matters."

The injury is likely to keep Jiminez out of action for a considerable period of time, with former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason forced to retire in 2018 after a similar injury sustained while he was playing for Hull.

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