David Luiz out Ruled out Europa League Game
Arsenal defender David Luiz will miss Thursday’s Europa League game against Rapid Vienna as he continues to recover from a clash of heads with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez. The former Chelsea and Paris St-Germain Brazil international Luiz played on with blood seeping from his head bandage after the first-half incident in Sunday’s Premier League match.
After continuing for about 40 minutes, he was replaced at half-time. According to reports from Arsenal, they said: “The cut to David’s head will take some days to heal.” “Close care of David’s cut and general monitoring of his wellbeing will continue in the coming days and David continues to be in good health.”
The club also said: “With David showing no signs of concussion, the decision was made for him to continue playing with close monitoring.” “At half-time, David was further assessed and it was decided that due to the bleeding and discomfort he was experiencing from the deep cut to his head, that he would be substituted.”
“Together with David, our thoughts and best wishes continue to be with Raul Jimenez and his family, and we hope Raul has a strong recovery.” “This accident has also been traumatic for David and the club will be giving him all the support he needs during this time.”