Raul Jimenez has not been included in Mexico’s final squad for their summer schedule.
Jimenez had been named among the extended provisional squad for the CONCACAF Final Four.
But after a consultation with Wolves, Mexico have decided not to take Jimenez for the good of his recovery.
That should allow Jimenez to come back fighting fit for the start of pre-season, under whoever the new manager proves to be.
There are likely two schools of thought on Jimenez’s recovery and Mexico this summer.
Some may have felt he could have used the competitive action to ease his way back to match fitness.
That might have put him further down the line by the time he came back to training with Wolves.
The other viewpoint is that it’s not worth rushing Jimenez’s recovery. It’s better for him to get more rest and be working to a slower timeline.
It would have been a hammer blow for Wolves if Jimenez had a setback with Mexico this summer.
The decision seems the most sensible one and you can never be too careful with the kind of injury Jimenez has suffered.
He’ll be absolutely raring to go next season under the new boss, and should give Wolves’ entire attack a lift.
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