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​Wolves striker Jimenez making 'excellent progress' from head injury

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is making very good progress from his head injury.

Jimenez suffered a fractured skull after a brutal head to head collision with Arsenal's David Luiz in the Premier League on Sunday.

Wolves won the game, but may lose Jimenez for an extended period, given the sensitivity of head and brain injuries.

The 29-year-old had an operation on his skull that has been a success, per the team's doctor Matt Perry.

In a statement on Wolves' website, Perry said: "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.

"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."

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