Rui Patricio did not need to go to hospital following his awful collision with Conor Coady during Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defeat to Liverpool on Monday.

The goalkeeper was accidentally clattered by his captain towards the end of the game as Mo Salah raced through on goal.

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There was huge concern as Patricio lay motionless, with everybody immediately thinking back to the horrifying scenes at the Emirates Stadium when Raul Jimenez clashed heads with David Luiz.

The player received lengthy treatment before being replaced by John Ruddy.

Thankfully, Patricio appears to be OK following the incident, and the Express & Star have reported that no trip to the hospital was required.

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The former Sporting CP stopper was said to be ‘chatty’ and ‘in a relaxed mood’ as he was driven home by a member of Wolves’ medical team.

The issue is thought not to be serious, and the 33-year-old even has his sights set on playing for Portugal over the international break, after being called up by manager Fernando Santos.

 

The Euro 2016 winners have World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan, Serbia and Luxembourg to be played in Turin.

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For a horrible 10 minutes or so, it looked like history was repeating itself.

Watching Patricio lying there as medics sprinted onto the field, and seeing the expressions of Nuno and his staff as they watched on helplessly, was difficult viewing especially given the Jimenez incident is still so fresh in the memory.

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But thankfully it does seem like Patricio got lucky, and hopefully now there will be a smooth and rapid recovery for the 33-year-old.

Wolves’ next game in the Premier League is against West Ham United on April 5, and to have him between the sticks would be a big boost given how the situation looked at one point.

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