Arsenal provide injury update on David Luiz

Arsenal provide injury update on David Luiz

David Luiz is set to miss Arsenal's Europa League clash against Rapid Vienna on Thursday evening at the Emirates Stadium. 

Luiz sustained a cut after head clashing with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, that saw the forward rushed to the hospital. The club has come under intense scrutiny after allowing the Brazilian to continue with the match before he was subbed at half time. 

According to the north London club, it insists to have followed all the protocols before sending Luiz back onto the pitch.

"Immediately after the accident on Sunday, protocols were completed with David, who thankfully maintained consciousness at all times. Stitches were applied to a cut on David’s forehead pitchside, and a bandage was secured on his head to protect the wound," a statement from the club read. 

"With David showing no signs of concussion, the decision was made for him to continue playing with close monitoring. At halftime, 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."

"David was visited at home by our club doctor on Monday during the scheduled day off and reported to our training centre on Tuesday. 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 cut to David’s head will take some days to heal and therefore he will not be available for Thursday’s match. We will continue to closely support and monitor David’s progress."

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