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Alex Telles sends message of support to Raul Jimenez

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Manchester United defender Alex Telles has sent a message to Wolves striker Raul Jimenez who is recovering from a head injury.

Manchester United defender Alex Telles has sent a message of support to Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez.

The Reds’ left-back understands the pain of a head injury after suffering one himself while he was with former side Gremio. If there are few who would understand what Jimenezis going through, the United star is one of them.

Jimenez suffered a fractured skull during the recent Premier League game against Arsenal after a collision with David Luiz.

He was stretchered off the pitch and looks set to face a spell on the sidelines. Jimenez is now home as his recovery begins but he would be out for a considerable amount of time.

Telles remembers his own head injury in Brazil and took the opportunity to send some words of encouragement to the Wolves forward.

Telles said about his own head injury to the club’s website: “It was from football, when I was playing for Gremio. It was the Gre-Nal derby, Fred was playing for Inter at the time, we were rivals.”

“It was a high ball and I clashed heads with an Internacional player. I ended up with a depressed facial fracture here at the front [points]. It was a very similar injury to the one Wolverhampton’s Jimenez suffered this week. It was a very similar situation.”

“I ended up fracturing this part at the front and my nose. It was a very difficult and complicated moment for me, but I also learned a lot whilst I was out. I was out for about two-and-a-half to three months. I had to have an operation on my head to reconstruct the skull bone. The scar is now part of my identity, a reminder of my story for the rest of my life.”

Telles also sent out his best wishes to Raul Jimenez.

“What I can say to Raul is that unfortunately this type of scenario exists in football,” he added. “It’s not normal but it happens.”

“I’ve been through it as well and I’d like to wish him a lot of strength. He will definitely recover and, thank God, it wasn’t so serious and he will be able to get back playing as soon as possible, doing what he loves the most. Us players have to have this solidarity and I wish him well and that he gets better soon.”