This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Lobos doctor Matt Perry has said forward Raúl Jiménez should be ready to leave the hospital early next week.
The Mexican international was rushed to hospital Sunday after sustaining a skull fracture in a collision with David Luiz during the Wanderers’ 2-1 win at Arsenal. They gave him oxygen in the field before he was stretched and then operated on.
Perry said in a statement about the wolves website: “After Raúl’s injury on Sunday and subsequent surgery, he has been recovering well in hospital.
“We are delighted with the reports from your specialist; has made excellent progress. You should be ready to leave the hospital early next week.
“Once home, he will be reunited with his partner and little daughter who, due to Covid restrictions, he has not seen since Sunday night.”
The possible return date is not yet clear, given the severity of the injury, and Perry reiterated that Jiménez will need space and time in the short term.
He added: “As your physician, I will not disclose further details of your injury, your surgery, or give daily accounts of your recovery.
“Any injury of this nature is complex and timelines are uncertain, but it is safe to say that Raúl’s most immediate needs are simple: space, rest and peace.
“Raúl and his family are very grateful for the privacy they have been given and for the overwhelming support they have felt from the soccer family and beyond.
“Raúl is extremely grateful for all the goodwill messages he continues to receive, which will undoubtedly help him during his recovery.”
Wolf fans have raised money through a fundraiser for a banner honoring Jiménez, which will be displayed on the upper level of the Steve Bull Stand in Molineux. A target of £ 7,500 was reached in just two hours after the fundraising page it was created and has since exceeded £ 17,000.