Wolves forward Raul Jimenez makes anticipated return after long injury spell


Raul Jimenez was handed his long-awaited return for Wolves as the Mexico forward started in Saturday’s friendly against Crewe Alexandra.

Jimenez has been out of action since he sustained a fractured skull in a clash of heads with Arsenal’s David Luiz in November.

The 30-year-old former Benfica striker returned to full training in May, six months after undergoing surgery for what Wolves described as a “major traumatic brain injury and skull fracture”.

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He was declared ready for his comeback against Crewe, making the starting XI for Wolves’ first game under new boss Bruno Lage.

Jimenez has been a sensation for Wolves since their promotion to the Premier League, netting 30 top-flight goals across his first two full seasons at the club.

He had scored four goals in 2020-21 prior to his injury at Emirates Stadium, with Jimenez’s absence dealing a big blow to Nuno Espirito Santo’s team last term.



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