Stricken Wolves star Raul Jimenez is expected to leave hospital early next week after surgery on his fractured skull.

The £70m-rated striker was rushed to hospital after a clash of heads with David Luiz in the 2-1 win over Arsenal.

The Mexican international looks set to miss a huge part of the season at best as he recovers from the trauma.

But club doctor Matt Perry said Jimenez continued to make good progress after the horrifying clash of heads.

Doctor Perry said: "Following Raul's injury on Sunday and the subsequent surgery, he has been recovering well in hospital.

Wolves players were immediately concerned about Raul Jimenez's condition after the clash of heads

“We are delighted with the reports from his specialist. He has made excellent progress and 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-19 he hasn't seen since Sunday night.”

Raul Jimenez was stretchered off at the Emirates following the nasty blow
Raul Jimenez was stretchered off at the Emirates and taken to hospital following the nasty blow

He added: “As his doctor, I am not going to disclose any more details of his injury, his surgery, or provide daily updates on 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.

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"Raul and his family are extremely grateful for the support they have felt from the footballing family.

“He is extremely grateful for all the messages of goodwill which will certainly help him during his recovery.”