Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez played his first game since breaking his skull in November, in a friendly 1-0 pre-season loss to third tier Crewe Alexandra on Saturday. The 30-year-old Mexico international, who now wears a protective helmet, nearly scored on his return to action, hitting the bar with a free kick before being replaced by Patrick Cutrone after 33 minutes.
Jimenez was injured on November 29 after a clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz and received extensive treatment on the pitch before being taken on a stretcher and rushed to hospital for surgery. emergency. He was back in training in February and was cleared to return in May, but didn’t risk Wolves’ last game of the season against Manchester United.
Jimenez has scored 48 goals in 110 appearances for Wolves across all competitions and scored four times in nine Premier League games last season before his injury. Wolves, who finished 13th under former manager Nuno Espirito Santo last season, begin their Premier League campaign under new boss Bruno Lage at Leicester City on August 14.
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