WOLVES players wore Raul Jimenez tribute tops at Liverpool as boss Nuno Espirito Santo revealed the striker has returned home after his sickening head injury.
Wolves players wore T-shirts and long-sleeved tops showing their support for Raul Jimenez as they warmed up for LiverpoolCredit: AP:Associated Press
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez suffered a horror head injury after a collision with David LuizCredit: Reuters
They donned kit with ‘the pack is with you’ on the back and Jimenez’s name, picture and shirt number on the front.
Both players needed ten minutes of treatment on the pitch.
And although Brazilian Luiz played on for 40 minutes until half-time, his bandaged condition revived the debate about head injuries in football.
It also led to Nuno calling for concussion substitutes – temporary replacements while players are properly checked out by a doctor.
‘GETTING BACK TO NORMALITY’
But the Portuguese manager is upbeat about former Benfica star Jimenez making a top-level return.
Santo told Amazon Prime: “He’s back home. We are very pleased to say he’s back home.
“He’s improving and getting back to normality.”
That followed the ex-Porto manager saying: “If you ask me personally, I want him and I am positive he is going to come back.
“Now our real concern is that he recovers totally.
“After that we will have time. In these situations, it has to do a lot with the evolution of the player, how he feels.
“But now I’m positive because the first days are so important.”