David Luiz showing no concussion signs but is ‘traumatised’ by collision that fractured Raul Jimenez’s skull

Arsenal defender is in ‘good health’ but is receiving support from the club after expressing his best wishes for the stricken Wolves striker

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Tuesday 01 December 2020 23:34
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David Luiz is ‘traumatised’ by his collision with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull
David Luiz is ‘traumatised’ by his collision with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull
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Arsenal defender David Luiz is "in good health" after his clash of heads with Raul Jimenez but was traumatised by the incident that left the Wolverhampton Wanderers striker with a fractured skull, the club said Tuesday.

An update of the condition of Luiz gave no indication of any delayed concussion for the Brazil international, who carried on playing until half-time after the clash with Jimenez in the fifth minute of Sunday's Premier League game.

Arsenal have maintained that Luiz remained conscious at all times, but the club have faced criticism for how they handled the situation, with World Cup winner Geoff Hurst labelling the decision to allow Luiz to play on a “disgrace”.

The club said Luiz was substituted because he experienced bleeding and discomfort from a deep cut on his head. That cut will take some days to heal, Arsenal said, so Luiz will be unavailable for the Europa League match against Rapid Vienna on Thursday, but he is not suffering from any symptoms of concussion.

"Close care of David's cut and general monitoring of his wellbeing will continue in the coming days and David continues to be in good health," Arsenal said.

Arsenal sent its best wishes to Jimenez, who is under observation in the hospital after having surgery to treat a fractured skull.

"Together with David, our thoughts and best wishes continue to be with Raul Jimenez and his family, and we hope Raul has a strong recovery," Arsenal said. "This accident has also been traumatic for David and the club will be giving him all the support he needs during this time."

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