Raul Jimenez starts Wolves friendly as striker returns to action eight months after fracturing skull

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Raul Jimenez has returned to football eight months after fracturing his skull.

Jimenez played 30 minutes for Wolves in their pre-season friendly against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Meixco striker fractured his skull after a clash of heads with David Luiz during a Premier League match with Arsenal last November.

Jimenez had life and career-saving surgery after the incident at Emirates Stadium and there were initially fears that he would be unable to play again.

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But he returned to training in March after being given to all clear to resume his career by doctors.

Jimenez, who will wear a protective headband during matches for the rest of his career, was named in the Wolves team to face Crewe by new manager Bruno Lage in their first pre-season friendly ahead of the 2021-22 season.

His return is a boost for Wolves, who struggled in front of goal without him last season.

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