Raul Jimenez says his recovery from head injury is being considered a miracle by doctors

Raul Jimenez of Wolves-Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderer
Raul Jimenez of Wolves-Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderer

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has revealed that he is delighted to recover from his horror head injury and play football once again.

The Mexican international sustained a head injury against Arsenal back in November 2020 after a clash of heads with David Luiz and he needed oxygen on the pitch before being carried off on a stretcher.

The striker underwent emergency surgery for the traumatic brain injury and skull fracture.

The player has now revealed that the doctors told him it was a miracle he survived the skull injury and he is now raring to get out and play in front of the Wolves fans again.

“Since the first moment, the surgeons and doctors told me what happened and the risks,” Jimenez said. “Sometimes it’s not what you want to hear but it’s their job. They told me it was a miracle to be here.

“The bone had broken and there was a little bit of bleeding inside my brain. That’s why the surgery had to be quick and it was a really good job from the doctors.

“Since the beginning, they were really supportive with me. The skull fracture took a little bit longer than we all expected to heal and it really is a miracle for me to be here with you.”

The Mexican played the full 90 minutes of wolves Premier League opener against Leicester City on Saturday and it will be interesting to see if he can recapture his peak form after the severe injury blow.

Jimenez is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the Premier League and the wolves fans will be hoping to see their talisman striker in action soon.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech had a similar injury in the past and Jimenez revealed that the Czech shot-stopper was in touch to offer his support and advice when he was recovering.