Rui Patricio: Wolves keeper ‘going to be OK’ after head injury – Nuno Espirito Santo

Rui Patricio Wolves keeper 'going to be OK' after head injury - Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolves 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 Raul Jimenez, in the stands at Molineux on Monday, fractured his skull against Arsenal in November.

“Rui Patricio is OK,” Nuno told BBC Sport.

“He’s conscious, he’s aware and he remembers what happened.

“The assessment is positive – he’s going to be OK.”

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah had an effort ruled out for offside towards the end of the Premier League match and, as Patricio tried to prevent the Egyptian from scoring, his head collided with Coady’s knee.

The flag was not raised until after Salah had scored from an offside position, but it is unclear whether an earlier decision would have prevented the collision.

John Ruddy was brought on as a concussion substitute after Portugal keeper Patricio, 33, was treated on the pitch.

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