Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo now says he is ‘totally confident’ striker Raul Jimenez will return for the first-team before the 2020/21 season is out.
The Mexico international has been out of action for the past three months after suffering a terrible head injury against Arsenal.
Jimenez was left with a fractured skull following an accidental collision with David Luiz, and had to undergo surgery that night.
There were real fears for the star’s career as he lay in hospital, but the 29-year-old has been making great progress since the incident.
Nuno had, last month, spoken about the chances of Jimenez being seen in old gold again this season, explaining that the club truly ‘hoped’ it could happen.
Well now the manager has delivered the news every Wolves fan has longed to hear.
Nuno said at his press conference (Wolves official): “Totally confident, totally confident.
“For sure, the speed is the speed we need to follow. We need to be aware of the circumstances. Avoid any kind of contact.
“He has been able to participate in the initial part of the training sessions. Just being with his team-mates is a big help for him and for us.
“We are following the right protocols with no rush. Delighted he is getting better and better day by day. So it is fantastic for us.”
There is still no word on which game will be Jimenez’s first back, but the comments have left many Wolves fans eurphoric on social media:
Siiiuuuu, let’s not rush him though
— WWFC_CRABBY (@CrabbyWwfc) February 26, 2021
Wow! Amazing news
— Tony Wilde 🐺 (@TonyWilde99) February 26, 2021
— Lloydy (@Lloydy_09) February 26, 2021
Nuno is ‘totally confident’ Raul Jimenez will feature again this season.
Brilliant news on a Friday. #wwfc
— Josh Holland🐺 (@JoshHolland_) February 26, 2021
— Wendy Smith 温迪 (@wendymillssmith) February 26, 2021
Amazing news I was scared it would end his career. I love this guy man and watching him play is beautiful.
— zach dahl (@DahlZach) February 26, 2021
This is great to hear👏🧡 https://t.co/KrXUxo2TQq
— 🐺 WeAreWolves 🐺 (@WeAreWolves_com) February 26, 2021
Brilliant news 😁 https://t.co/e5HVOMjTWT
— Nick Morris 🇬🇧 (@subwayarmy39) February 26, 2021
Born different, man. Absolute warrior. ❤️ https://t.co/ylHgBtW2M9
— K² (@KKWWFC) February 26, 2021