Raul Jimenez is gearing up for the 2021/22 season.

The Wolves striker has been hard at work over the past few months trying to get back to fitness, following the horrendous head injury he suffered in November.

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

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Jimenez was left with a fractured skull during a game against Arsenal, which saw him head to hospital for emergency surgery.

There were fears he may not play again, but thankfully, the star was able to continue his career.

Jimenez is in line to return for the start of this coming term, and fans are absolutely buzzing to see him pull on the Old Gold shirt again.

Without question, he is one of the club’s best signings in recent history.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Return to Pre-Season Training
Raul Jimenez (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Prior to his injury, Jimenez was one of the Premier League’s best strikers.

He has scored 34 goals in the competition and made 14 assists in 86 outings.

He was a massive influence in the team, and it was little wonder Wolves started struggling in his absence.

The question now is, will Jimenez be able to get back to the level he was at prior to his injury?


Supporting cast will give Jimenez hope

Potentially, it’s going to take a bit of time for the 29-year-old to get back up to full speed.

But Wolves have some brilliant attacking options that can play off him.

Adama Traore and new signing Francisco Trincao are both creative forces.

The Spaniard, of course, has already shown how well he links with Jimenez – in the 2019/20 season, they linked up for 10 goals in total in the Premier League.

Raul Jimenez Visits his Teammates during a Wolverhampton Wanderers Training Session
Traore and Jimenez (Photo by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC/Getty Images)

Daniel Podence is also someone who can make things happen when he’s at it, and then of course, there is Pedro Neto, who was the beating heart of the team last term when Jimenez was sidelined.

Jimenez can be hugely hopeful of a quick return to form with these players in and around him.

Hopefully, Bruno Lage’s system and play style will see everything come together.

By all accounts ‘Lage ball’ entails a more attack-minded way, and is far less ‘conservative’ than Nuno Espirito Santo’s style. It could really help Jimenez shine.

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