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Wolves star Raul Jimenez in Mexico working with doctors for diagnosis on injury

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is reportedly in Mexico working with the national team’s medical authorities on his injury.

The 31-year-old is currently struggling to return to fitness, having first picked up his injury in pre-season.

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Jimenez has only been able to make four appearances so far this season for Wolves.

His struggles are a real concern, as were reports that surfaced over the last international break.

It had been claimed that Jimenez could actually be doubtful to play in the World Cup for Mexico.

There is seemingly big concern within the national team set up about the situation. Tata Martino’s face ‘said it all’ when he spoke about the situation at a press conference a couple of weeks ago.

Now, Jimenez is in Mexico working with doctors from the national team, Wolves and Los Angeles, according to the president of the Mexican Football Federation Yon de Luis.

He is quoted by Mundo Deportivo as saying: “Raul is here, he’s in Mexico. The diagnosis he has is pubalgia, he will be working 15 days with our medical authorities here in Mexico City and after 15 days he will do another review with the doctors; here is a triangle of doctors who are those of the Mexican National Team, those of Wolverhampton, and those of Los Angeles, and in 15 days we will have a more accurate diagnosis of how it is going.”

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That seemingly means Jimenez will not be available for Wolves’ upcoming games against Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

Wolves also play Brentford on October 29, which feels like it could be too soon for Jimenez.

The development places big responsibility on the shoulders of Diego Costa, who signed for the club a few weeks ago as a free agent.

Costa has made a couple of appearances for Wanderers now, and has, by many accounts, made a strong impression on everyone at Compton Park.

Worrying news on Raul Jimenez as president says striker is in Mexico undergoing tests

This situation with Jimenez is real worry.

It looks as though it might be a while before he pulls on the Wolves shirt again, and those claims about his World Cup chances being jeopardy are starting to feel accurate.

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He may not have been in great form in recent times. But Wolves obviously need him fit and available.

Costa is 34 and will surely struggle to play every game.

Hopefully these tests Jimenez is doing will identify exactly what the issue is, and a timescale can be put in place for his return.