Wolverhampton Wanderers striker, Raul Jimenez, has played his first game on Saturday since fracturing his skull in November 2020.
New Wolves manager, Bruno Lage, started Jimenez for the club’s pre-season 1-0 friendly against Crewe Alexandra and he was substituted after 34 minutes.
The Mexican striker, who wore a specially-designed head guard for heading, clipped the crossbar with a deflected free-kick before he was substituted.
He was cleared to train fully back in May but had to wait until Monday this week to return to full training.
The 30-year-old had last year received on-field treatment for 10 minutes and was carried off on a stretcher after an accidental clash of heads with Arsenal defender, David Luiz.
He was given oxygen on the pitch before being taken to the hospital, where he had emergency surgery for a major traumatic brain injury (TBI) and skull fracture.
Jimenez joined Wolves from Benfica in August 2019 and has scored 48 goals in a total of 110 appearances for the club in all competitions, netting four times in nine Premier League appearances last season before his injury.