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Report: Wolves quietly optimistic Raul Jimenez can get back to his best

Wolves officials are said to be quietly optimistic that striker Raul Jimenez can return to his best form in 2022/23.

The Mexico international endured a tough term last time out, as he played his first full season after returning from his skull fracture.

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The star picked up the horrible injury in November 2020 in the game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, and would miss the rest of the 2020/21 campaign.

Jimenez cut a frustrated figure at times last term.

Especially in the beginning, it was clear that his headgear was irritating him.

He did have some really good outings here and there, but by and large, Jimenez was nowhere near his old self, which was to be expected.

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He finished 2021/22 with six goals to his name, and some fans have wondered whether it might be time for him to move on.

The 31-year-old has actually been linked with an exit, but Molineux officials do expect him to stay.

According to The Athletic, the feeling about Jimenez is that last season was a blip.

Those behind the scenes have faith that he will be able to improve significantly in the new season, having taken a campaign to get the feel of things again.

Wolves right to be optimistic about Raul Jimenez after tough 2021/22

Given what happened to him, it was just good to see Jimenez back out on the pitch last season.

There was potential for his career to have been ended that night.

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Hopefully, Jimenez can now start to work back towards his pre-injury levels in the new season.

He showed glimpses of the Jimenez of old last season. Perhaps if the club surrounded him with a bit more quality, then he will come good again.

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