John Ruddy says that Raul Jimenez’s injury has proved to be a bigger blow than the Wolves squad realised at the time.

He told the club website it wasn’t necessarily a turning point in the season but it took a lot of the rest of the players.

Following the positive update on Jimenez’s fitness, Ruddy did say that the Mexican hitman is looking very sharp in training.

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And all the signs are that he’ll be fighting fit for the start of next season.

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“It’s difficult to label that as the defining moment of our season, but it certainly didn’t help.

“It was a massive injury to a massive player, but this year, we’ve struggled with a lot of injuries to a lot of good players.


“Raul probably took a lot more out of us as a group than we probably realised at the time, but he’s on the road to recovery now.

“He looks fantastically sharp in training.”

Not rushing Jimenez back is the sensible course of action.

The most important thing is that his recovery goes smoothly, without setbacks and that he is fully fit again when he comes back.

It’s positive that he’s looking sharp in training and you’d expect he’ll be hungry to inspire Wolves to improve next season.

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