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Steve Davis says he doesn't have a return date yet for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez

Wolves interim manager Steve Davis has said today that there is still no return date for Raul Jimenez.

The striker has not featured for Wanderers now since the game against Bournemouth on August 31.

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The star came into the 2022/23 with a couple of injuries. He sustained damage to his MCL in pre-season and also had an adductor issue.

It seems the latter it is still giving him, as there have been reports recently that he is suffering from pubalgia.

At the moment, Jimenez is in Mexico having further tests.

The 31-year-old has supposedly been working with doctors from Wolves, the national team and LA.

It is hoped there will soon be some news regarding his potential return.

There have been suggestions that the player could be in doubt to play at the World Cup in Qatar.

Jimenez’s absence has been felt by Wolves.

Wanderers managed to beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 at the weekend, but it was still a real struggle in the final third.

That said, Diego Costa has been building his fitness and has now started the last two games in a row.

The veteran was signed by the club after Sasa Kalajdzic suffered his knee injury.

Concerning times for Wolves with Raul Jimenez still seemingly not close to a return

Jimenez may not have been in the best form in recent times. But he is still being missed by Wolves.

It is starting to feel as though those claims about him being in doubt for the World Cup could be accurate.

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It would be no surprise if he didn’t play much or even at all for Wolves before the tournament.

Potentially, this could be his last one given his age. And so potentially he won’t want to jeopardise his chances.