Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers has started fitness training 5 weeks after undergoing surgery on a fractured skull which has kept him out of football since November 29.
The Mexico international had a head collision with Arsenal’s defender David Luiz during a league match played on November 29, 2020. The match which ended 2-1 in favor of Wolves had to be halted for over 10 minutes to attend to Raul Jimenez on the pitch before he was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery.
After the successful surgery, the striker was allowed to go home where he has been battling to return to full fitness amid fear that he might not play football for a long time.
Since he was discharged from the hospital, he has visited Wolves’ training ground a couple of times and the club’s coach, Nuno Espirito, is reportedly looking for a replacement for the 29-year-old striker.
Though the coach has revealed that Raul Jimenez is making good progress, he said he was afraid initially when the incident that led to Raul Jimenez’s injury happened.
As of the time of publishing this report, no official time has been announced stating when the striker who has scored four Premier League goals in 11 appearances in the 2020-2021 season, will recover fully from the concussion injury.
A Wolves statement said: “Raul is five weeks since his surgery following a fractured skull and is doing some early fitness work, but still has a way to go, however, things are going well.”
An update from the medical team on a number of our first-team players.— Wolves (@Wolves) January 6, 2021
Meanwhile, Premier League clubs, Liverpool football club, and Tottenham Hotspur have offered their stadiums to the NHS to be used as Covid-19 vaccine hub.
Liverpool’s Anfield was used initially for the Covid-19 testing center. While Tottenham Stadium was used for antenatal care and it is currently being used as a testing center.
Though football clubs are now involved in the process of administering the Covid-19 vaccines, professional footballers in the United Kingdom would not be among the first set of people that would be given the vaccine.
The fact that the Premier League recorded its highest Covid-19 positive results (40) on Tuesday, January 5, would not be enough reason for footballers to be among the first set of people to be vaccinated, according to Sky Sports.