The latest on Raul Jimenez’s availability for Wolves vs Leicester


The latest on Raul Jimenez’s availability for Wolves vs Leicester


Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage has, on Friday, provided a fresh update on the availability of Raul Jimenez.

Concerning scenes

Hitman Jimenez was of course at the heart of one of the more harrowing moments of the most recent Premier League campaign.

A trip to North London to face Arsenal saw the 29-year-old involved in a horrific clash of heads with David Luiz, a coming together which left Jimenez knocked out cold on the Emirates turf.

After being stretchered from the pitch and taken to hospital, it was subsequently confirmed that the Wolves star had suffered a fractured skull.

Messages of support quickly poured in, as fans and players alike came together to wish Jimenez a speedy recovery.

Raul Jimenez

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers wears a mask as he celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Raul’s return

Thankfully, the subsequent news to have emerged over the months since Jimenez’s accident has, all told, proven of a positive nature.

Speaking back in March, for example, Nuno Espirito Santo confirmed that the former Benfica man had begun to participate in the basic elements of Wolves’ training sessions:

‘Very positive for Jimenez. Starting to integrate in some parts of the training sessions. He is avoiding contact but soon he will integrate 100% hopefully. No time-frame. All based on his progression and protocols.’

And, as outlined above, on Friday, Jimenez’s new boss has confirmed the news which the club’s fanbase have so long been patiently awaiting.

Wolves are of course set to get their 2021/22 Premier League campaign underway tomorrow afternoon, in a meeting with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

In turn, on Friday, Bruno Lage was inevitably drawn on whether or not Jimenez could feature versus the Foxes.

And the Portuguese went on to confirm exactly that, assuring that the Mexican, after spending the summer on the recovery trail, is now facing ‘no problems’:


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