Raul Jimenez has reportedly now commenced training with the rest of his teammates at Wolverhampton Wanderers, having previously been doing individual sessions.
The £30 million star (BBC Sport) has taken the next step in his recovery from a fractured skull he suffered in November against Arsenal.
According to the Daily Mail, the ace is not currently permitted to take part in contact activities, but has been cleared to do specific exercises with the ball.
One of these drills, it’s explained, is ‘boxes’, where four players stand in a square while passing to each other and another player in the middle tries to intercept.
Nuno Espirito Santo has gone on record as saying he is truly hopeful Jimenez will be able to play again this season.
The manager then provided an even more encouraging update last week, stating that he was ‘totally confident’ about the Mexican’s return before the end of 2020/21.
It is remarkable to see how well Jimenez is progressing, given his recent recollection of that awful evening.
Jimenez said that he couldn’t actually remember the clash of heads with David Luiz, and struggled to walk in the aftermath of his surgery, relying a lot on girlfriend Daniela Basso for support (Estilodf TV).