Rui Patricio's wife Vera thanks fans for 'love & support' after ace's horror head injury with Wolves ace now 'fine'

RUI PATRICIO'S wife Vera has thanked fans for their 'love and support' after the Wolves star was taken off on a stretcher with a horror head injury on Monday night.

The Portuguese goalkeeper, 33, is now said to be 'fine' after taking a knee to the head as Conor Coady attempted to clear his lines during the 1-0 defeat against Liverpool.

Patricio was given oxygen and taken off on a stretcher in scenes scarily reminiscent of Raul Jimenez's injury against Arsenal.

After the game at Molineux, Wolves chief Nuno Espirito Santo revealed Patricio was 'OK and totally conscious'.

And now the stopper's wife has taken to Instagram to thank his fans for their kind words during the terrifying ordeal and provide an update on his condition.

Vera wrote: "Thank you for all the messages, love and support we are receiving.

"I'm speechless.

"Rui is fine and will recover fast."

Players were left fearing the worst on Monday night after Patricio was struck in the head as Coady attempted to clear the ball with Mohamed Salah in hot pursuit.

Patricio was stricken on the turf for 13 minutes – and was even given oxygen – before he was eventually taken off on a stretcher.

Nuno and his coaching staff re-watched Patricio's terrifying injury from the sidelines with worried looks on their faces.

Broadcaster Sky Sports refused to show replays of the incident with Patricio's welfare unknown.

Jimenez, who was left with a fractured skull after clashing heads with David Luiz in November, was watching on from the stands.

Nuno eased fears of a potentially serious injury and reassured fans 'he is going to recover'.

He said after the contest: "He is OK. He is totally conscious and remembers what happened, he is aware.

"It was a collision with the knee of Coady on the head.

"We have spoken already. He is OK. All these situations when it is the head get us worried.

"He is going to recover."

On Tuesday morning, it was revealed Patricio will be assessed by Wolves medics later in the day.

But in a positive update, Patricio is claimed to have been 'chatty and relaxed' as he was driven home by a physio on Monday night, according to BBC Sport.

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