Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

Raul Jimenez ‘progressing well’ after horror head injury as Wolves boss Nuno confirms ‘he’s coming back’

, Raul Jimenez ‘progressing well’ after horror head injury as Wolves boss Nuno confirms ‘he’s coming back’

WOLVES have confirmed it’s a matter of when and not if Raul Jimenez returns to the field.

The Mexican striker picked up a horror injury at Arsenal in late November during a sickening clash of heads with David Luiz.

Raul Jimenez is improving, admits Nuno Espirito Santo

Jimenez, 29, underwent emergency surgery on a fractured skull ahead of a lengthy rehabilitation period.

He was spotted in the stands in Wolves’ 1-1 draw against Tottenham last month and also made an emotional return to the club’s training ground for the first time.

And Wolves’ latest update is another positive one for both player and club.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: “Without a time schedule, he’s improving, he’s doing exercises now.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“It’s not a question of hoping, we are sure he’s coming back. At the right moment he will join us and that is good.”

It comes after his dad insisted the striker’s horror injury ‘won’t have any consequences‘ on his playing career.

Earlier this week Wolves confirmed he was taking part in some light fitness work but were eager to stress he ‘has a long way to go.’

A statement read: “Raul is five weeks since his surgery following a fractured skull and is doing some early fitness work, but still has a way to go, however things are going well.”

BETTING OFFER: CLAIM RISK FREE £20 BET WITH PADDY POWER

The Mexican striker returned to the training ground last month

Jimenez’s long-term absence has forced Santo to recall striker Patrick Cutrone from his loan spell at Fiorentina.

The Italian has failed to score this season but Espirito hopes he can make an instant impact back at the Molineux.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He said: “Let’s see. We bring him with the hope that he can stay here, settle down and help us.

“The transfer window is open and it’s a tough moment, we want to rebalance our squad, we have options, but it’s a tough moment to operate in the market – we are aware of that.

“The expectation is for him to immediately integrate into the routines of the group, train and give us a hand.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Premier League

MIKEL ARTETA produced a blast from the past as he tested out Arsenal’s flair for the future. The Gunners boss wowed fans with a...

Boxing

BOXING star Ebanie Bridges has jokingly admitted that she is excited to get “fat again” after her fight against Shannon O’Connell. The 36-year-old boxer...

World Cup 2022

YOUSSOUF FOFANA has “full confidence” Kylian Mbappe can destroy Kyle Walker and England – because no one else has found an answer. Walker has...

World Cup 2022

LIVERPOOL are set for a boost as Jude Bellingham is reportedly set to tell Borussia Dortmund he wants to quit the club and switch...

Premier League

LIVERPOOL are set for a boost as Jude Bellingham is reportedly set to tell Borussia Dortmund he wants to quit the club and switch...

World Cup 2022

GEORGINA RODRIGUEZ sported close to £1.6MILLION worth of jewellery as she showed off her incredible collection to fans. The 28-year-old model is currently in...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement