Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez is hoping to make the Olympics with Mexico, according to manager Gerardo Martino.
The 29-year-old has been sidelined for the last four months following a horrific accidental clash of heads with David Luiz at Arsenal, that left him with a fractured skull.
Jimenez underwent surgery on the night of the shocking incident, and has been working hard to return since.
Nuno Espirito Santo has previously stated that he is positive the striker can feature for Wolves before the end of 2020/21.
But, of course, there can be no guarantees with an injury of this nature.
Jimenez appears to be progressing well, but only time will tell.
Martino said of his talisman (quoted by Goal): “I think we need to see when his club will decide to play him, when he gets the green light from doctors definitively.
“If Raul doesn’t get back playing towards the end of the season, I think that means we have much less of a chance of having him available.
“If he does, there is a lot more time looking forward to the Gold Cup and the Olympic Games and him being available for those games.
“But it all depends on what happens at Wolves in the coming 50 days.”
Jimenez will be itching to play
Jimenez will be absolutely desperate to play for his country this summer.
Not only is there the Olympics, but Mexico are in CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup action.
It’s a busy period and Jimenez would most likely love to have some involvement.