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Raul Jimenez offers an update on his injury recovery

Raul Jimenez says he is fully recovered from his head injury but still not ready to play 90 minutes.

In an interview with the club’s official YouTube channel, Jimenez offered an update on his injury.

He said he’s not ready for a full game but is gradually increasing his workload and is happy with how he’s progressing.

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“I think physically, it’s going to come,” he said. “Being honest, I’m not ready for 90 minutes but I’m almost there.”

“I’ve been playing 30, 60 – in the last game the other day 70 minutes. So it’s coming.

“I think I’m fully recovered. It’s been a long, long time. The doctors say I’m good. Every game, every training session they ask me how I am. I’m ready to go.

“You have to get used to the headguard. It was difficult the first times. The one I have been using is a prototype. We have made some specifications on a new one which we’re waiting on to arrive. I like it now.”

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In truth, Jimenez probably isn’t the only Wolves player who’s not ready for 90 minutes at the moment.

Some players have not long come back after international duty. Then, there’s the intensity of Bruno Lage’s training and how close the matches have been to each other in pre-season.

As long as Jimenez is ready for the first game of the season, there’s no reason for concern and everything suggest he will be.

He’s building up slowly and played 73 minutes at Stoke on Saturday. It’s likely he’ll be back playing full games very soon.