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Rui Patricio: Wolves keeper 'going to be OK' after head injury

Wolves 0-1 Liverpool: Patricio 'is ok' - NunoWolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio is "conscious" and "going to be OK" after his head injury against Liverpool, says boss Nuno Espirito Santo.Patricio was taken off on a stretcher after a 15-minute delay following a collision with his captain Conor Coady near the end of Wolves' 1-0 defeat.Wolves forward…

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Wolves 0-1 Liverpool: Patricio 'is ample' - Nuno

Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio is "aware" and "going to be OK" after his head injury in opposition to Liverpool, says boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Patricio was as soon as taken off on a stretcher after a 15-minute prolong following a collision with his captain Conor Coady attain the dwell of Wolves' 1-0 defeat.

Wolves forward Raul Jimenez, within the stands at Molineux on Monday, fractured his skull in opposition to Arsenal in November.

"Rui Patricio is OK," Nuno rapid BBC Sport.

"He's aware, he is aware and he remembers what took space.

"The evaluate is definite - he is going to be OK."

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah had an effort dominated out for offside in opposition to the dwell of the Premier League match and, as Patricio tried to prevent the Egyptian from scoring, his head collided with Coady's knee.

Wolves keeper Rui Patricio is carried off on a stretcher after sustaining a head injury against Liverpool
Rui Patricio was as soon as carried off on a stretcher after a 15-minute prolong at Molineux

The flag was as soon as now not raised except after Salah had scored from an offside space, but it no doubt is unclear whether an earlier decision would get avoided the collision.

John Ruddy was as soon as precipitated as a concussion substitute after Portugal keeper Patricio, 33, was as soon as handled on the pitch.

"Concussion, when it is something so excessive, you continuously rep scared," added Nuno.

"It must happen in soccer. He's OK. We desire to be responsive to the sexy measures. He's in exact hands."

When requested about the offside flag staying down, Nuno talked about "the law is definite".

He added: "The referees get the flag down and play to the whistle. Cases will happen. This would probably well now not be the particular time."

Patricio, who has 92 caps for Portugal, has started all but one in all Wolves' Premier League games since becoming a member of from Wearing Lisbon earlier than the 2018-19 season.

Jimenez wanted surgery after a conflict of heads with Gunners defender David Luiz.

Nuno talked about he does now not get a date for the Mexico striker's return and "can now not lag things".

"He's practicing, now not too provocative - he need to dwell faraway from contact," he added.

"Hopefully we are going to composed get him this season but we want to wait and see."

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