Nuno is still awaiting medical clearance for Jimenez to make comeback

Raul Jimenez is ‘working well, training, scoring and happy,’ reveals Nuno Espirito Santo but Wolves boss is still awaiting medical clearance for striker to make comeback after fracturing his skull in clash of heads with David Luiz

  • Raul Jimenez has not played since fracturing his skull at Arsenal on November 29
  • Wolves’ star striker is taking an increasingly active part in training now
  • But the Mexican may have to wait for next season before making his comeback 

Nuno Espírito Santo is desperate to see Raul Jimenez back in action for Wolves but is still awaiting medical clearance to include the Mexican in his starting XI.

Jimenez has not played since fracturing his skull in Wolves’ 2-1 win at Arsenal on November 29. 

He is taking an increasingly active part in training but – as Sportsmail revealed on April 9 – he may have to wait for next season before making his comeback.

Wolves’ star striker Raul Jimenez is now taking an increasingly active part in training

Though Nuno is encouraged by Jimenez’s progress, he knows the final decision rests with his medical team. 

Wolves face West Brom at The Hawthorns in Monday’s Black Country derby as they seek to bounce back from last Sunday’s 4-0 mauling at home to Burnley.

‘He is working well, training, scoring and happy,’ said Nuno ‘But we still have to wait for the medical decision. It requires patience and the right decisions because it’s too serious to make any kind of mistake on.

Wolves boss Nuno Espírito Santo is awaiting medical clearance before playing Jimenez again

‘I see him ready to play again eventually, but I can’t see everything. I can’t see inside his head, I can’t see how the bone is. These are things that only an MRI scan can see and this is what we have to respect and wait for.’

It is believed Jimenez has yet to head the ball during training sessions as he works towards total recovery. 

Mexico had hoped to select the 29-year-old for international competition this summer but that would be highly unlikely if he had not appeared again for Wolves. 

Jimenez has not played since he suffered a fractured skull during his collision with David Luiz




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