Wolverhampton Wanderers may have lost last night, but some very good news quickly followed for supporters.

Striker Raul Jimenez will be returning to the first-team picture for the start of 2021/22, as confirmed in an official statement.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The Mexican talisman has not featured in Old Gold since the awful clash of heads with David Luiz at Arsenal back in November, which left him with a fractured skull.

The player has been back training with teammates for a while now, but has not been engaging in full contact activities or been heading the ball.

But he’ll now start to do those things after getting approval from a specialist.

Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Raul Jimenez (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

Part of the club’s lengthy statement read: “His skull fracture has now healed well; he will wear a protective headguard to cover the area of bony injury for the remainder of his career, but it is adjudged strong enough for him to return to play with this protection.

“A brain injury such as concussion can take weeks and months to recover fully and TBI will sometimes leave lasting deficits. It is wonderful to be able to say that Raul has made a remarkable and excellent recovery to date.

“He has no measurable signs of deficit and is now at the stage when he can contemplate a return to the career he loves; but a degree of caution is still required.”

Seeing the harrowing scenes unfold that night at the Emirates Stadium, it is truly amazing to learn that Jimenez will take to the field again and doesn’t have lasting damage.

Raul Jimenez Continues his Rehabilitation at Wolves
Raul Jimenez (hoto by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC/Getty Images)

Fans would have loved to have seen the 30-year-old take to the field in the final game of the season against Manchester United at Molineux.

But they can absolutely accept having to wait just a little longer.

Here’s how some people reacted on social media:

 

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