The Athletic’s Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Tim Spiers has recently discussed the latest regarding Raul Jimenez.
During the Old Gold’s recent 2-1 victory over Arsenal, the Mexican frontman suffered an injury following a clash with Brazilian defender David Luiz (per BBC).
A later update from the club explained that the striker had suffered a fractured skull but was ‘comfortable’ following an operation (per Wolves).
Following his surgery, the 29-year-old attacker has now left hospital and returned home (per Birmingham Mail).
During the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers discussed the latest on Jimenez and provided an update from Nuno Espirito Santo on how he is recovering.
He said: “I mean, [there has been] fantastic news from Friday onwards, really. Nuno, in Friday’s press conference, gave us an update and for a start, that Raul is okay, he’s healthy [and he was] quite cautiously positive.
“He said he expects him to come back and play for Wolves again, which nobody’s said up to this point, so that was great to hear.
“Then, before the match against Liverpool on Sky, he said he’s now back home, we’re very pleased he’s back home, he’s improving and getting back to normality.
“So, it’s all positive. Conor Coady did a couple of interviews as well around the weekend and said Jimenez has been firing banter into the group chat and everything.
“So, we were very cautious about it last week, but now it does seem more positive. It’s all very positive news, thank goodness.”
TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ update on Raul Jimenez…
As can be seen in what the reporter had to say, he had plenty of positive news on the Old Gold’s Mexican frontman as he is expected to play for Wolves again.
Is Raul Jimenez one of the top ten strikers in the Premier League?
No, he's not quite there
Yes, he's a class player
That will likely be a big relief for Wolves fans as the striker has been one of the club’s best players so far this season.
Over 10 appearances, he has scored four goals and earned a solid 6.91/10 average rating, making him the fourth-best performer in the league in Nuno Santo’s squad (per WhoScored).
First and foremost, though, it is good to hear that the striker is on the mend and will hopefully be back playing for the Old Gold before too long.