Raul Jimenez recounts head injury and says he was “bleeding inside the brain”

Raul Jimenez has bravely opened up about the severe head injury he endured during Wolves’ encounter with Arsenal last season.

The attacker fractured his skull during the fifth minute of the game last November after heading clear Willian’s corner but being caught by David Luiz.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Mirror, the striker said: “They told me it was like a miracle to be there. The skull fracture, the bone broke and there was a little bit of bleeding inside the brain.

“I left my things in the dressing room, I went out to see the pitch with my teammates. Then we returned to the dressing room.

“But then lights off – I can’t remember anything else. I can’t remember when I first woke up in the hospital. I have some things from the hospital but nothing really clear,“I asked for the physios to send me videos of different sides of the pitch, I liked to see what happened. For me it was like it never happened because I don’t remember.”

“The doctors talked about the risk obviously.”

Wolves lost their opening day game against Leicester City 1-0, with Adama Traore squandering a couple of chances. But regardless of the result, it was great for the Wolves faithful to see their man back in action after so long out.

“They said this is what we all want, you get back to playing football, but there is always a percentage of you never playing again,” Jimenez continued.

“That kind of news you have to assimilate in the moment and then keep working and do your best to be back.

“But I never thought it would finish my career or I would stop playing. I was always conscious I would return.”

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