Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has been named in Mexico’s preliminary squad for the CONCACAF Nations League Final Four.
That cluster of players will be cut down further by 25 May – before the tournament – so there’s no guarantee Jimenez will play.
What it does mean is there’s a chance Jimenez will be fit enough to play between 3 and 6 June.
It’s probably just a case of Mexico keeping their options open. They don’t lose anything by including Jimenez in at this stage.
But what does this mean for Wolves?
Is it a good thing that Jimenez could get a couple of games under his belt before pre-season?
Or maybe it’s a risk too far, rushing Jimenez back when the focus should be on getting him back fit to play during pre-season, easing him in slowly.
There was a mixed reaction among Old Gold fans on Twitter when the news came out.
As mentioned, at this stage, it’s important to not too much weight on Mexico’s decision.
If Jimenez is still in the squad once it’s trimmed on 25 May, then it looks likely he’ll make his comeback in June.
Of course, he could have played for Wolves by then anyway, depending on how his recovery goes.
Here’s how the update went down on Twitter:
- Wolves U23s boss James Collins says Kam Kandola is ‘stepping up to the plate’
- Wolves fans react to Hwang Hee-chan training clip
- Fernando Marcal discusses working under ‘great’ communicator Bruno Lage
- James Collins praises Conor Carty after goal for U23s last night
- Wolves-linked Rafael Leao catches the eye against Liverpool