“The things that I remember are that we arrived at the stadium and I went out to see the pitch and then when I get back to the dressing room – I can’t remember anything else.
“I don’t remember too much about the hospital.”
In the film, Wolves doctor Matt Perry explains Jimenez called his partner Daniela to ask the same questions – which can be typical with head injuries.
‘I knew that I was coming back’
“The moment I woke up in hospital, I wanted to start playing,” said Jimenez.
He turned up at the training ground three weeks after surgery.
Jimenez says he tried to think of it “like any other injury”.
It wasn’t just like any other injury, though. In the film, Wolves physiotherapist Ollie Reaper describes the kind of extensive cognitive tests they had to put Jimenez through in order to make sure he could still play.
He was also not allowed to train with other players for six months.
“Looking at everyone in training, without having any opportunity to be involved was tough, but they helped me too – to get back, to be confident.”
Despite all that, he never considered a plan B.
“I was that confident that I never thought about anything else. I knew that I was coming back,” said the striker.
His three times goals in the Premier League this season suggest he was correct to be confident he would recover from one of the most shocking injuries in the history of the top flight in England.