Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has been speaking of his appreciation for the club’s fans, since being sidelined with a fractured skull.

The Mexican international striker is having to be patient right now as he works his way back to fitness following his sickening clash of heads with David Luiz at Arsenal back in November.

The harrowing incident led to Jimenez undergoing surgery in a London hospital that night.

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Thankfully, it is of question of when the 30-year-old will play football again, and no if.

By all accounts, Jimenez’s recovery has been going very well, and Nuno Espirito Santo recently claimed that he would return before the end of the season.

He told the club’s official website: “We are truly positive that this can happen. It’s very good news the way he keeps improving day by day.”

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Shortly after Jimenez suffered the injury, Wolves fans raised money for a banner to be displayed a Molineux in solidarity for their talisman, and the outpouring of support since he’s been on the sidelines has really touched the former Benfica man.

He said in an interview with EstiloDP, via BolaVip: “It is very rewarding with the fans, the people who love me, who support me.

“For example, in the stadium, they even created a song for me.

“Now that the injury has happened, they sent money to make a banner and put it up in the stadium in support of me.

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“All that fills you up, you know you’re doing well, and when you come back, you have to give even more to repay them.”

Jimenez return can’t come soon enough

Given the struggles of the team this season, the likelihood of Wolves really challenging for Europe is quite low. And there is no danger of relegation.

Therefore the return of Jimenez is the only thing keeping a lot of Wolves fans going in a season of struggle.

Thankfully that will be coming before the season ends, and what an emotional scene it will be seeing him run out onto the grass once again.

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