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Rui Patricio suffers head injury in horror collision in Wolves vs Liverpool

Rui Patricio has suffered a horror head injury in Wolves’ Premier League clash with Liverpool.

The Portuguese shot-stopper ran out of his six-yard box to close down Reds striker Mohamed Salah at Molineux when he collided with his team-mate Conor Coady.

There was a 13 minutes delay as Patricio received treatment down on the pitch.

The goalkeeper appeared to be unconscious as he had an oxygen mask and neck brace fitted and was strapped to a backboard.

Patricio was eventually taken off with John Ruddy coming on as his replacement.

Rui Patricio suffered a head injury after colliding with his teammate Conor Coady

Wolves had already used all three substitutions against Liverpool, but Ruddy was allowed to come on due to the new rules on concussions.

Patricio has started 103 out of 104 Premier League games at Wolves since joining the club in 2018.

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez suffered a similar injury earlier in the season after he clashed heads with Arsenal centre-back David Luiz back in October 2020.

Patricio was eventually taken off with John Ruddy coming on as his replacement
Patricio was eventually taken off with John Ruddy coming on as his replacement

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Jimenez is still out of action for the Midlands side, and was in attendance at Molineux as Liverpool ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a goal from former Wolves star Diogo Jota.

Immediately after the fixture, Liverpool’s official Twitter account wrote: “Three points but tonight our thoughts are with Rui Patricio.”




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