The goalkeeper collided along with his team-mate whereas trying to cease a Liverpool assault
Wolves boss Nunto Santo has mentioned goalkeeper Rui Patricio escaped severe harm after being stretchered off in the course of the defeat to Liverpool following a sickening collision along with his team-mate Conor Coady.
The Portuguese was stretchered off with what seemed like a severe head harm.
Nonetheless, following the sport, Wolves boss Nuno mentioned his participant was acutely aware and docs had given him a clear invoice of well being.
What was mentioned?
“Now we have simply had an replace and he’s okay,” Nuno informed Sky Sports activities. “He’s acutely aware, he remembers what occurred and he’s conscious. The docs inform me he’s okay.
“We spoke already and he’s okay.
“All these conditions when it’s a concussion within the head has all of us apprehensive.
“He’s going to get better so he’s okay.”
What occurred to Rui Patricio?
In the direction of the top of the match at Molineux on Monday, Liverpool broke ahead and Mo Salah was performed by means of on aim
As he drove in the direction of aim, Rui Patricio got here out to slender the angle, whereas Coady tried to get again to make a sort out.
Salah lifted the ball over Rui Patricio and into the web, whereas Coady’s momentum took him into his team-mate.
The goalkeeper lay immobile, and medical consideration was shortly on the sector to deal with the 33-year-old.
Play was stopped for some eight minutes earlier than Rui Patricio was stretched off and changed by John Ruddy.
The dearth of a flag
Salah’s effort didn’t rely, as he was flagged for offside – solely after clipping the ball into the web.
Officers are actually being inspired to let play proceed on offsides, because the know-how permits objectives to be checked out retrospectively and dominated out if essential.
The problem with that, as within the case with Rui Patricio, is with play persevering with there’s the prospect of an harm occurring.
There is no such thing as a assure that had the flag gone up instantly, Coady wouldn’t have collided with Rui Patricio – however it could have elevated the possibilities of play being delivered to a direct halt.