The incident occurred in the latter stages of the game after Conor Coady’s knee collided with Patricio’s head as the pair looked to close down Mohamed Salah, who was bearing down on the Wolves goal.
Despite being stretchered off the pitch after a 13-minute delay to the game, Spiers had a promising update on the goalkeeper.
He said: “Yeah, fortunately, this is a case of something appearing to look far worse than it is you know, thank goodness because there was so much concern at the stadium – such a long stoppage; an even longer stoppage than for Jimenez’s injury back at Arsenal. Of course, this was eerily sort of reminiscent to that and everyone was fearing the worst.
“But he didn’t need to go to hospital. And today, Tuesday, he’ll be given all the kind of usual concussion protocols, Wolves are keeping a very close eye on him. But thank goodness, like I said, it is certainly not as serious as it looked.”
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Patricio had started in all 29 of Wolves’ Premier League games this season and has kept eight clean sheets in those appearances (via Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments…
It is great to hear the injury sustained to Patricio is not as bad as first feared. Instantly, our memories quickly thought of the injury Raul Jimenez suffered against Arsenal and with the striker watching on from the stands it is great to know Patricio has not suffered as badly as the Mexican did.
The update is sure to be of great relief to the Wolves support and indeed everyone else, and it sounds as if following the usual protocols, Patricio can start to think about his return.