Wolves star Raul Jimenez lays no blame on David Luiz for head injury

Wed 06 October 2021 | 21:31

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez says he does not blame David Luiz for the serious fractured skull injury he suffered during a game against Arsenal.

The Mexican international had emergency surgery for a traumatic brain injury and skull fracture in November last year after a clash of heads with the former



David Luiz


After missing almost a year of action, he is now returned for both club and country and determined to put things behind.

"One of their players goes to the front post and passes in front of me,”


told Mexico's

W Radio

 as he prepares for his El Tri comeback in the current international break


"If I didn’t take that step, I wouldn’t jump backwards, and I would have jumped in front of him.

"Jumping backwards, he caught me loose. I take 100 percent of the blame off David Luiz; he was going with the intention of heading the ball; unfortunately, it was on my head."

The striker has revealed he remembers nothing about his injury that kept him on the sidelines for more than nine months.

"I’ve seen it (the incident) several times. I asked the video people and the social media people at the club if they had different shots of the incident,"

he added


"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.

"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."

source: SportMob

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