Raul Jimenez wore a protective headguard as he returned to football for the first time in 230 days, 230 days after breaking his skull against Arsenal last season.
In November of last year, the talismanic striker collided heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz at the Emirates Stadium, and was transported to hospital immediately. Although he fractured his skull in the incident, the 30-year-old Mexican was treated for severe trauma and was eventually declared conscious.
That destroyed his season – and threatened to end his career – as Wolves tried to find a forward to replace him, with youth Fabio Silva and loanee Willian Jose both failing miserably.
Wolves have confirmed via their official Twitter account that Jimenez has returned to the starting XI in a pre-season friendly against Crewe Alexandra after a 230-day absence.
‘We have some huge news…,’ they wrote, along with a wolf and Mexican flag emoji and a ‘Jimenez is back’ image.
Source: Daily Mail