Wolves reportedly have a ‘special concern’ regarding striker Raul Jimenez’s current health and fitness, as he continues to recover from injury.
The Lowdown: Jimenez on the mend
The 31-year-old has suffered from various injury problems ever since receiving that life-threatening blow to the head against Arsenal back in November 2020, continually struggling to stay fit.
Jimenez is sidelined at the moment with a hip problem and hasn’t made an appearance for Wolves since the 0-0 draw away to Bournemouth at the end of August.
The hope is that he is fit for the upcoming World Cup but that appears to be no guarantee at the moment.
The Latest: Concerns still there
That is both in a physical and mental aspect and the club want him back in England to continue his rehabilitation.
The Verdict: Handle him carefully
One thing Wanderers simply cannot afford to do is rush Jimenez back too soon, considering the severity of his injury in 2020 and also the complications that come with hip problems.
Sadly, the Mexican is unlikely to ever be the player he was before that incident – Nuno Espirito Santo once called him a ‘special’ striker – but he still has lots of quality and can continue to be an important squad member for Wolves.
For now, they may as well accept that he won’t be representing the club until after the World Cup, with anything different from that an added bonus.
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