Wolverhampton Wanderers are unlikely to welcome back Raul Jimenezfor their final two Premier League games of the season.
According to The Telegraph, the Mexico international is now unlikely to be risked against Everton or Manchester United.
Nuno Espirito Santo had previously stated he was truly positive that the 30-year-old would come back to don the Wolves shirt again before the end of the 2020/21 season.
Jimenez has been training with the rest of his teammates for a while now, but hasn’t been doing full contact activities.
He’ll see a specialist today, who will hopefully give him the green light to start with that.
But as far as Jimenez featuring for the first-team against Everton or United is concerned, the chances are ‘remote at best’.
There is now a full focus on ensuring he is fully fit for the start of the 2021/22 season.
It makes sense to delay Jimenez return
There is potential for Wolves to sneak above Aston Villa in the Premier League table.
But aside from that there is nothing much to play for for Wolves.
It therefore makes sense to delay Jimenez’s return.
Yes it is disappointing given Nuno’s initial comments, but fans should be grateful his return will even come at all given the serious nature of the incident.