Big fear for Rui Patricio: Wolverhampton goalkeeper evacuated after a shock to the head
Wolverhampton goalkeeper Rui Patricio was evacuated on a stretcher after a head shock with a teammate, but ultimately not too serious, according to his coach, in the Premier League Matchday 28 game lost to Liverpool (1-0), Monday.
AT In the 86th minute of the match, with the Reds leading 0-1, Mohamed Salah came up in front of goal and scored – a goal later disallowed for offside – but the knee of Wolves defender Connor Coady coming back towards his goal, hit the head of the Portuguese international goalkeeper, out of his cages.
Rui Patricio spent a quarter of an hour on the lawn receiving first aid before being placed on a stretcher and evacuated.
After the match, his coach Nuno Espirito Santo, who was himself a goalkeeper when he was a player, gave rather reassuring news of his compatriot.
“We just got the last point, he’s fine, he’s conscious, he remembers everything that happened, he’s lucid. He is fine, ”explained the coach at the microphone of Sky Sports.
“All these situations, as soon as there is a shock to the head, worry us, but he is fine, he will recover,” he added.
The West Midlands team had already been shocked at the end of November with the fractured skull suffered by their Mexican striker Raul Jimenez during the game against Arsenal, after an aerial duel against David Luiz.
Wolverhampton had already made all three substitutions when the incident happened, but thanks to the testing of additional substitutions in the event of a head impact, he was able to be substituted by John Ruddy for the final minutes of the game .