Mexico’s Jimenez conscious in hospital after horrifying Luiz collision


There’s been a scary incident between Wolves and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday that’s sent a player to the hospital.

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Wolves’ Mexican striker Raul Jimenez was motionless on the pitch for several minutes before being stretchered off the pitch.

UPDATE: Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that Jimenez is conscious as he remains in the hospital.

“Raul Jimenez is doing a scan now. He’s conscious. He’s OK inside the gravity of the problem.”

“You start hearing code red. It’s serious. It was a bad moment for everybody. You see panic in their [medical staff] eyes and you start thinking, ‘How is he?’ We are worried.

“He speaks, he’s aware. We have to have a proper assessment. He’s in good hands.”

Jimenez was given oxygen following a brutal collision with David Luiz that left the Arsenal man badly-bloodied and bandaged. Our partners at Sky Sports say Jimenez was taken directly to the hospital.

Both men were going for a Willian corner at the near post, Luiz coming in from the left and Jimenez moving back from the end line with his eyes trained on the ball.

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The accidental head-to-head collision felled both players and teammates immediately motioned for medical treatment and Jimenez looked in terrible shape.

Luiz was bleeding from the back of his head and Jimenez laid on his side with no major movement apparent.

Remarkably and illogically, Luiz stayed in the game and was comforted by players from both teams. It was a bang-bang challenge that happens 200 times per game with almost no serious repercussions.

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