Raul Jimenez underwent an operation for a fractured skull following a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz; Wolves doctor Matt Perry said the player made “excellent progress” following surgery
The Mexico international needed surgery after a clash of heads with David Luiz in last week’s 2-1 win at Arsenal.
Jimenez remained in hospital until Tuesday was discharged with club doctor Matt Perry describing his initial progress as excellent.
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said he was “afraid” for the striker following his head injury.
Nuno said: “It was very serious and everyone was afraid, everyone was worried. As the days go by and, knowing he is being taken good care of, we have been able to return to a normal situation.”
Ryan Mason, who had to retire due to a head injury in 2017, says football’s current concussion protocols are insufficient and in need of an urgent review
Nuno was already supporting plans to introduce concussion substitutes before Jimenez’s injury and believes it now has unanimous backing.
He added: “I think it makes sense and I know there are conversations. I speak on a daily basis with Dr Matt Perry and something is going to happen naturally.
“I have no doubts that everyone involved in the game – players, managers, referees and fans – are supportive of the concussion substitution. No doubt about it.
“I think everybody involved in the game is supportive of the concussion substitution because it’s something serious.”