Wolverhampton Wanderers hope to have striker Raul Jimenez back to full fitness and available for selection before the World Cup begins, according to journalist Liam Keen.
The Lowdown: Jimenez’s injury
After missing the first two games of the 2022/23 Premier League season with a knee injury, the Mexico international returned as a substitute against Tottenham, before leading the line for the Old Gold in their subsequent matches against Newcastle and Bournemouth.
However, the 31-year-old hasn’t played a minute of football since, with an ongoing groin injury cited as the reason for his absence.
The Latest: Keen’s news
Keen has shared an update on Jimenez’s road to recovery, relaying comments from interim boss Steve Davis:
“Wolves hope to have Raul Jimenez back before the World Cup break but are still unable to put a timeline on it, according to Steve Davis.”
The Verdict: Great news
However, after a couple of weeks with the club, the Austria international suffered a devastating knee injury, sidelining him for a minimum of six months.
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As a result, in a desperate, last-chance move, the Wanderers welcomed Diego Costa to the Molineux on a year-long contract.
However, having failed to find the back of the next in an Old Gold shirt as of yet, fans will be rearing to see Jimenez, hailed as a ‘special’ player by former boss Nuno Espirito Santo, back fit and firing upon his return at the Molineux.
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