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Raul Jimenez's girlfriend says striker won't need surgery, just 'a couple of weeks off for rehab'

The girlfriend of Raul Jimenez has allayed any fears that the striker will need any kind of surgery for his injury.

The Mexico international will miss the start of the new season having damaged his MCL in the pre-season game against Besiktas last Saturday.

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Jimenez had to be withdrawn during the first-half, and supporters have anxiously been awaiting news on his condition.

Word finally came yesterday, with Telegraph journalist John Percy reporting he could miss up to eight weeks.

He will be out for at least a month according to him, with the club putting out a statement saying he’ll be sidelined for a number of weeks.

Jimenez has also injured his adductor.

It is a nightmare scenario for Wolves, who have just taken the decision to loan out Fabio Silva to Anderlecht.

Bruno Lage now has no fit recognised centre-forwards at his disposal, and fans have already been clamouring for a new signing or two.

Wolves will be without Jimenez for a little while, but the star’s girlfriend Daniela Bassom did have a positive update for fans last night on social media.

She wrote: “Don’t lie… NO SURGERY NEEDED. Just a couple of weeks off for the rehab @raulalonsojimenez.”

It is unclear where there has been a suggestion Jimenez could be required to go under the knife.

But rehabilitation for two weeks may well suggest the player could be back before too long.

Reason for optimism as Raul Jimenez’s girlfriend comments on striker’s injury situation

So we’ve had a suggestion Jimenez could be sidelined for up to eight weeks. And the club didn’t really put a timeframe on it in their statement.

And now Daniela has said Jimenez will have a couple of weeks of rehab.

That is reason for cautious optimism.

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Potentially, it could point to him returning around the four week mark, which would be great considering that claim of a return in eight weeks in the worst case.

Even if he’s back sooner rather than later, it is paramount that Wolves move for at least one new striker now.

Lage may be fairly happy with his makeshift options, but Wanderers will need a focal point.