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Wolves players show support to Jimenez

The match at Anfield was the first Wolves had played since Raul Jimenez fractured his skull

Wolves warmed up for Sunday’s Premier League defeat at Liverpool wearing T-shirts with messages of support for striker Raul Jimenez, who is out of hospital and at home recovering from a fractured skull.

Jimenez suffered the injury in a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz at Emirates Stadium last Sunday.

The Mexico international, 29, had surgery on Monday.

“We are pleased he is home,” Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said.

“I am sure we will see him at some point and he has been in touch with everyone as normal.

“The only difference is he can’t be with us at the moment but I am sure he will be back.”

The message on the shirts of the Wolves’ players read ‘Stay strong Raul – the pack is with you’.

Wolves were beaten 4-0 by defending champions Liverpool at Anfield in his absence.

Wolves fans raised £7,500 in two hours for a giant flag for the Mexican in the Steve Bull Stand at Molineux, while thousands of messages of support for the player have been received by the club.

Jimenez scored 17 goals as Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League last season and has netted four times in nine top-flight appearances this term.

The forward was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital following the accidental collision with Brazil centre-back Luiz from a corner in the early stages of last Sunday’s win over Arsenal.


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