Jimenez says he tried to think of it "like any other injury".
On 29 November 2020 in a match against Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers' talismanic Mexico striker suffered a sickening head injury that left him unconscious.
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He now wears specially-designed headgear for heading, full-contact training and matches.
It was a really good job by the doctors.
Strikers always need to score goals to feel comfortable.
Jimenez made his first competitive appearance on Saturday since following an accidental clash of heads with David Luiz.
They said they were really happy to see me back on the pitch, that it was an honor to be there playing with me in my first match back.
But when I headed the ball I realised nothing had happened so the next one came and I did like I used to before. Jimenez still has some big hurdles to overcome, such as returning to full team training and becoming comfortable with heading the ball and other physical challenges, but all of these updates from Nuno Espirito Santo have been hugely promising. The skull fracture did take a little longer than we all expected to heal but it is a miracle to be here.Next
I go to attack the ball from the corner and at the last minute take two steps in front and I had to jump backwards.
Jimenez, who admits he struggled mentally at times during his recovery but is grateful for the support network around him - including his Wolves team-mates and staff - revealed Cech has been in touch. It was a really good job by the doctors. There was a chance of that, but I was always confident I was going to return.Next
Jimenez, their main attacking threat and top scorer in his first two seasons with the Midlands club, prepared for a routine set-piece.