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Wolves: Raul Jimenez won’t play for the club until after World Cup

Wolves: Raul Jimenez won’t play for the club until after World Cup -Premier League News

Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez ‘will not be fit’ to play in the Premier League until after the World Cup, according to journalist Liam Keen.

The Lowdown: Road to recovery

The Mexican sustained a serious groin injury at the end of August and has been ruled out of action ever since, but he has been stepping up his road to recovery.

The 31-year-old previously spent three weeks of rehabilitation in his homeland before returning to Molineux to complete some individual training sessions.

The forward is now back in the safe hands of his national side’s medical team, and therefore he isn’t expected to participate in any group setting at Compton before the mid-season break.

The Latest: Jimenez fitness update

Taking to Twitter in sharing a corresponding article for the Express & Star, Keen revealed that Jimenez is set to return to the UK this coming weekend but won’t be available for selection for the Old Gold, and it is still uncertain whether he will be named in Mexico’s 26-man World Cup squad.

He wrote: “Raul Jimenez is currently in Spain with Mexico national team doctors continuing his rehab. He is then back in England this weekend, but will not be fit to play for Wolves before the World Cup. It remains to be seen if he is fit for the tournament.”

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The Verdict: Correct decision

Whilst Wolves are in desperate need of some points before the mid-season break, Jimenez not being rushed back into action is the right decision to make.

Lauded as ‘very dangerous’ by Josh Bunting, the attacker is more than capable of making an impact in the final third, with 78 goal contributions in 150 Wolves appearances to his name.

Wolves fans: Jimenez or Costa up top?

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Jimenez

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However, with just one league match remaining before the World Cup, there’s no point in risking bringing him back prematurely, only to make the injury worse in the long run and sever any hopes of him representing his country in Qatar later this month.


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