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Man City’s Ederson reveals he was ‘very worried’ for former team Jimenez after sickening injury

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson says he was ‘very worried’ for former teammate Raul Jimenez following the forward’s sickening clash of heads during Wolves 2-1 win at Arsenal.

Jimenez has undergone an operation after sustaining a fractured skull in an accidental collision with Arsenal defender David Luiz on Sunday evening, the Mexican international stretchered off in worrying scenes after laying motionless on the pitch.

The 29-year-old was immediately rushed to hospital and will remain under observation for a few days following his operation, with Wolves releasing a statement revealing the star is ‘comfortable’ following the procedure.

Ederson has now revealed his concern for Jimenez – who he played alongside at Benfica – after watching the incident unfold on television, before calling for changes to the game’s laws regarding head injuries and substitutions.

“I was very worried, I was watching the game. I played with Raul Jimenez at Benfica,” Ederson told the media ahead of City’s UCL clash with Porto tomorrow.

“I think all the concern and care is very important. It is a part of the body that needs special attention.

“When there is a blow to the head there should be a substitution, whether the player can continue or not. You could be feeling OK but after you could feel the consequences.

“It wasn’t intentional, but we know the risks of a head injury. I hope he recovers quickly and is back as soon as possible.”

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