Nuno Espirito Santo is still awaiting medical approval for Raul Jimenez to make his comeback

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Raul Jimenez ‘works well, trains, scores and is happy,’ reveals Nuno Espirito Santo, but Wolves boss still awaits medical clearance for attacker to make comeback after breaking his skull in a head collision with David Luiz.

  • Raul Jimenez hasn’t played since he broke his skull at Arsenal on November 29
  • The Wolves star striker is now taking an increasingly active part in training
  • But the Mexican may have to wait for next season before making his return

Nuno Espírito Santo is desperate to see Raul Jimenez back in action for Wolves, but is still awaiting medical approval to include the Mexican in his starting XI.

Jimenez hasn’t played since he broke his skull in Wolves’ 2-1 win at Arsenal on November 29.

He’s taking an increasingly active part in training, but – as Sportsmail revealed on April 9 – he may have to wait until next season before making his return.

Wolves’ star striker Raul Jimenez is now taking an increasingly active part in training

Encouraged by Jimenez’s progress, Nuno knows the final decision lies with his medical team.

Wolves will take on West Brom at The Hawthorns in Monday’s Black Country derby as they try to come back from last Sunday’s 4-0 mauling at home against Burnley.

“He works well, trains, scores and is happy,” said Nuno. “But we still have to wait for the medical decision. It requires patience and the right decisions because it is too serious to make a mistake.

Wolf boss Nuno Espírito Santo awaits medical approval before returning to Jimenez

Wolf boss Nuno Espírito Santo awaits medical approval before returning to Jimenez

‘I finally see him ready to play again, but I can’t see everything. I can’t look inside his head, I can’t see what the bone is like. These are things that only an MRI scan can see and that is what we have to respect and wait for. ‘

Jimenez is believed to have yet to head the ball during training sessions as he works towards full recovery.

Mexico had hoped to select the 29-year-old for international games this summer, but that would have been highly unlikely had he not appeared again for Wolves.

Jimenez hasn't played since he suffered a skull fracture in his collision with David Luiz

Jimenez hasn’t played since he suffered a skull fracture in his collision with David Luiz

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