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Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio was stretchered off late on in their Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Patricio clashed with team-mate Conor Coady with Sky Sports not showing a replay of the unfortunate incident.
Wolves were allowed a concussion substitute due to the nature of the clash with John Ruddy replacing Patricio for the final moments of the match.
The incident came after Mohamed Salah slotted home for Liverpool, who were leading 1-0 at the time, only for the goal to be disallowed due to offside.
Coady was rushing back in an attempt to block the effort though collided with his goalkeeper.
Patricio appeared to receive oxygen on the pitch with the game delayed for around 15 minutes, though Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed his goalkeeper was okay after the match and conscious.
The game finally restarted with 100 minutes on the clock with Liverpool managing to hold onto their lead, given to them by Diogo Jota at the end of the first half.
Jota, who left Wolves to join the Reds last summer, said: “I think life is more important. I hope it’s nothing too serious and wish him, obviously, a speedy recovery.”
Wolves suffered a worrying injury earlier on this season as Raul Jimenez was left with a fractured skull after a clash of heads with David Luiz.
Jimenez is back in training and was seen at Molineux for the Premier League clash with Liverpool.
Former England goalkeeper Rob Green said of the Patricio incident: “This is a sad way to end the game.
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“Thoughts and well-wishes go to Rui Patricio. Let's hope he is OK.”
And on the introduction of concussion substitutes, Green added: “Even if it was the impact on the head, the whiplash through the neck and the damage that can be done can be quite great.
“They have to make sure his welfare is taken care of before they move him.
“They already had one serious head injury this season. If there's a club that's desperate to get this right after what happened to Raul Jimenez, it's Wolves.
“[Concussion substitutions is] such an obvious answer that you wonder why it took so long. It allows teams to make substitutions freely and be more positive in their subs.
“The last thing you want is for these closing minutes to be marred because a team has been reduced to 10 men through no fault of their own.”
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