Nuno Espirito Santo says positive Raul Jimenez could return this season

Nuno Espirito Santo says positive Raul Jimenez could return this season. He began fitness work earlier this month after surgery.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes Raul Jimenez could make a surprise return before the end of the season.

Jimenez required surgery after suffering a fractured skull following a clash of heads with David Luiz during the win at Arsenal on November 29.

Wolves head coach Nuno said he was “afraid” for Jimenez following the incident but was delighted to give a positive update on the 29-year-old Mexico international ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League tie with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Asked if Jimenez could play again this season, Nuno said: “We are truly positive that this can happen. It’s very good news the way he keeps improving day by day.

“Not only me but all the medical staff are surprised because he’s improving on all the concussion tests that we did previously two seasons ago. He’s doing really, really well.

“It’s Raul, we want Raul back healthy and then we will get back Raul as a player and an important player for the team. The big lift for us is just having him around.”

Credit: Sky Sports

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