Wolves star Pedro Neto has been discussing how it felt seeing Raul Jimenez lying motionless after his horrific clash of heads with David Luiz on Sunday.
Wolves ran out 2-1 winners in north London, but the game was marred when the Mexican and the Brazilian collided in the game’s early stages.
Luiz caught Jimenez totally accidentally as he attacked the corner, knocking the 29-year-old out cold.
Medics rushed onto the field and the star was treated for around 10 minutes before being stretchered off and taken to hospital.
It has since transpired that Jimenez suffered a fractured skull, for which he underwent surgery.
The ex-Benfica man is now under close observation, and the football world is praying he can make a full and swift recovery.
Neto, who got Wolves’ first goal on the night, has been speaking about the horrors of being so close to such an incident.
He told the club’s official website: “At the beginning we were a little bit worried because the images that I saw with him on the ground was not easy and it was bad to see.
“I didn’t see the impact, I only heard the impact, and it was very hard seeing him on the ground like that. It was shocking, but I hope that he is ok and that he can recover to come back with us.”
Neto added that the team wanted to win for him – and it was a performance he would certainly have been proud of.
Football prays for Jimenez
Sunday’s accident was horrific to watch, and hopefully Jimenez – by all accounts as brilliant a person as he is a footballer – is able to recover fully.
The outpouring of support for the striker has been heartwarming to see, and hopefully he’ll be jogging out to an amazing reception somewhere at some point in the future.