Wolves striker Raul Jimenez revealed that doctors told him it was a miracle that he survived a skull fracture last year. The striker himself always believed he would recover and play football again. Jimenez had suffered a skull fracture after clashing accidentally with Arsenal defender David Luiz. He received oxygen on the pitch before being stretchered off and rushed to the hospital. He underwent emergency surgery for a major traumatic brain injury.
“Since the first moment, the surgeons and doctors told me what happened and the risks,” Wolves striker Raul 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 of 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,” he added. “I always thought it was maybe like an ankle injury or a knee injury, and after my recovery, I’ll be back to do what I love to do. I never thought about finishing my career or stopping playing. There was a chance of that, but I was always confident I was going to return.”