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Raul Jimenez says he still doesn't remember how his skull injury happened

Mexican forward Raul Jimenez, who suffered a horrific skull injury last year in November and recently returned to action, has said he doesn't remember how the injury happened.  

Raúl Jimenez
Raúl Jimenez

Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez suffered one of the most dangerous injuries in sports, a head injury last year in November in a Premier League match involving his club Wolves and Arsenal. He was out of action until he returned in a preseason match in July and scored his first Premier League goal since injury last month.

He has now opened up on the incident, claiming he still doesn't remember how it happened in an interview with W Radio in Mexico; “I’ve seen it several times. I asked the video people and the social media people at the club if they had different shots of the play. I don’t remember anything. I remember that we arrived at the stadium, that I went out to see the pitch, I went into the dressing room to change and then the lights went out. I don’t remember when the match started, nor the corner kick or the blow."

Raúl Jimenez and David Luiz down injured.

Jimenez however remembers a few things that happened in the ambulance and when he was at the hospital. “Being in the hospital. I was conscious when I was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, but I don’t remember that. I don’t remember after the operation.I have memories of things I did in the hospital, that they brought me my food, that they stopped me from walking, but it’s not much either.”

He missed over 200 days of action as well as 31 games for the club during his rehabilitation. He also missed the CONCACAF Nations League and CONCACAF Gold Cup finals for his country Mexico. México lost the two finals to bitter rivals USA.

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