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Update on when Raul Jimenez could return from injury


Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez could make a surprise return to the Premier League before the end of this season, as he continues to recover from emergency surgery.

The 29-year-old was embroiled in a sickening clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz on November 29, and he had to be rushed to hospital and undergo emergency surgery after suffering a broken bone. skull.

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Fans paid tribute to their striker with a banner | Sam Bagnall – AMA / Getty Images

The severity of the injury left many to expect Jimenez to miss the rest of the campaign, but Tim spiers reports that the Mexican could actually make a shocking return to action before the end of the current season, given his impressive recovery rate from the horrific incident.

This was echoed in words of encouragement from Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as he admitted Jimenez’s swift response to treatment surprised him and the medical staff.

“His progress surprised me not only, but also the medical staff. He’s improving in all of his concussion tests that we’ve done before, he’s doing really great.

Raul Jimenez
Jimenez returned to Molineux to watch his teammates | Sam Bagnall – AMA / Getty Images

“We’re really confident that (he can play this season). This is very good news with the way he is improving day by day.

Santo spoke highly of his striker for his commitment to overcome this setback, but also offered some caution about his return to action, explaining that there was a “medical plan” in place in terms of placed stress. on the skull.

“He’s the exact same guy, still a smile on his face, aware of the process he has to go through and convinced that he wants to come back stronger,” Santo said.

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Raul Jimenez has also visited a training session since his injury | Wolverhampton Wanderers FC / Getty Images

“On this part we don’t worry, he has all the support, his wife, he has a beautiful daughter who gives him all the smiles.

“The other part… heading, how can he handle this situation, how his brain will react to acceleration, deceleration, jump, impact… that’s another problem. It will come with time.

“We have a medical plan and these things are very responsible decisions to make. This will require a decision from the surgeon, tests and scans on the skull and all of it takes time. We will not rush or take any kind of risk. “