Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has appreciated the gesture accorded to him by Leicester City players during their opening match of the season last weekend.
The Mexican was back in action for the first time since November 2020 after clashing heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz which forced him to have brain surgery.
In an earlier interview, the player revealed that his doctors told him he was lucky to be alive after that clash and was glad that he was able to be back and play football again.
According to Jimenez, some Leicester City players took their time to wish him well during their game which ended in a defeat.
"It was really good to be back again. I remember at a corner Vardy came to me to congratulate me, and Soyuncu and Maddison and most of the other Leicester players came to me in different parts of the game too. I felt really good about that.
“They said they were really happy to see me back on the pitch, that it was an honour to be there playing with me in my first match back,” Jimenez said.
The striker will be playing with a head guard to minimize the risk of further injury.