Adama Traore has spoken about the moment Raul Jimenez suffered his head injury back in November 2020.
The Wolves winger has been interviewed by Goal, and was asked about his relationship with the Mexican striker.
Jimenez has not played for Wolves now since the game against Leeds United back in March.
Against Nottingham Forest he was left on the bench and since that game, Julen Lopetegui has not selected him for a matchday squad.
There have been suggestions that Jimenez’ laidback style is a reason why he has been unable to force his way back in.
There has been no falling out, nor is there an attitude problem with the player.
Frustratingly for Jimenez, he is not being missed right now, with Diego Costa and Matheus Cunha both really impressing.
It has been a frustrating season for Jimenez. Earlier this season he was struggling with pubalgia.
But before that, the striker was really to have a big impact in games for Wolves.
Arguably, he has not really been able to have since he fractured his skull against Arsenal in November 2020.
Traore was on the pitch that night, and he said of the incident in his interview with Goal: “It was pretty crazy. I thought it was only an injury where he would be OK. But after, he had to go and have an operation and it was possible he may not have played football again.
“It was tough, because I appreciate him. He’s a very nice guy and a very important player for us. It was pretty sad, because he’s a good person.
“I have a very good connection with him inside and outside the pitch. He’s a very nice guy and a very good person to talk to.”
Raul Jimenez’s head injury has undoubtedly affected him the last two years
Many Wolves fans will never forget that night when Jimenez fractured his skull.
It was something that really rocked the club. And sadly he has not been the same player since he came back.
Prior to his injury, he was one of the best centre-forwards in the Premier League.
And his connection on the pitch with Traore was fantastic. The pair combined for 10 Premier League goals in the 2019/20 season.
Every Wolves fan hoped he would eventually be able to get back to his pre-injury levels but the Mexican really has struggled.
And now we’re at a point where it looks as like he will be leaving the club this summer.
Hopefully, he will be able to get some minutes in these final matches and ditto Traore. He also looks like he could be going, and Wolves fans would love to see part of the old guard playing again before they depart.