‘It’s all a blur’: Wolves striker Raul Jimenez reveals he CAN’T REMEMBER the moment of his horror head injury, has struggled to walk and had to be fed breakfast in bed by his girlfriend while recovering as he finally nears a return
- Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has spoken about his terrifying injury ordeal
- The Mexican was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz
- Jimenez says he cannot remember the moment which saw his skull fractured
- The striker is now back in training and hoping to make his Wolves return
Raul Jimenez has spoken out for the first time on his terrifying clash of heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz in November which left team-mates and opponents fearing for his life.
The Wolves striker collided with Luiz with sickening force while challenging for an aerial ball, causing an injury with such severity that his skull was fractured and emergency surgery was needed in order to stop the internal bleeding.
Now, three months down the line, Jimenez is remarkably back in training but admits he simply cannot remember the incident at the Emirates stadium.
Raul Jimenez admits his sickening clash of heads with David Luiz in November is now ‘a blur’
Speaking during an interview with EstiloDF, he said: ‘It was very complicated and I don’t remember what exactly happened. It is all a blur.
‘All I remember is waking up in the hospital after the surgery was done. Then it was very complicated to go back home and not be able to do anything.
Players of both teams were immediately concerned for the wellbeing of Jimenez and Luiz
Medical staff had to rush onto the field to treat Jimenez, whose skull had been fractured
Jimenez reveals he struggled to do little things and his girlfriend had to help him often
‘Every little move I made had to be very slow, but my girlfriend has helped me so much throughout my recovery.’ Jimenez added.
Wolves have struggled in the absence of their main striker, and currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League with 30 points.
Jimenez has now returned to feature alongside his team-mates in training, and hopes to be back in first team action before the season concludes.
When asked this week for an update on Jimenez, manager Nuno Espirito Santo said: ‘He is training, he has been able to integrate into some of the training sessions and he is improving and doing well.
Nuno Espirito Santo revealed Raul Jimenez (above) is back in training after his skull fracture
Santo (left) claims Wolves will follow the medical advice before allowing Jimenez (right) to play
‘We have to be very careful and follow the protocols but keep positive because he is doing well. We are delighted, but know it’ll take time. He is going in the right direction.
‘He will keep improving his fitness, follow the protocols and do consultations with the neurosurgeon. It requires patience but it’s moving in the right direction.’
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