Raul Jimenez: Wolves striker gives club ‘big lift’ in training ground visit

By | December 12, 2020
Raul Jimenez greeted his team-mates at training on Wednesday

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez gave everyone “a big lift” at the club’s training ground on Wednesday, says boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Jimenez, 29, was visiting for the first time since having surgery on a fractured skull.

The Mexico international, 29, suffered the injury in a clash of heads with Arsenal defender David Luiz at Emirates Stadium on 29 November.

“It was very good for all of us to be able to see him smiling,” said Nuno.

“It was a huge moment for everyone to be with Raul again – he is recovering well, positive and is starting to get ready again.

“To see him smiling was a big lift for his team-mates.”

Wolves players wore T-shirts with messages of support for Jimenez prior to Sunday’s match against Liverpool.

Nuno’s side lost 4-0 to the defending champions in his absence.

Jimenez greeted his manager and team-mates at Compton Park following his release from hospital as they prepare to face Aston Villa at Molineux on Saturday.

Wolves supporters raised £7,500 in two hours for a giant flag for the Mexican in the Steve Bull Stand at Molineux, while thousands of messages of support for the player have been received by the club.

Jimenez scored 17 goals as Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League last season and has netted four times in nine top-flight appearances this term.