Raúl Jiménez returns to group practices after skull fracture


La Jornada newspaper
Friday, February 19, 2021, p. a11

London. Wolverhampton forward Raúl Jiménez of Mexico returned to training after recovering from surgery for a skull fracture, but his return to the team will not be rushed, coach Nuno Espírito Santo said.

The tricolor was taken to hospital after a head clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz during a game in November. The club was initially not optimistic about Jiménez’s return to action this season.

He is training, most of the sessions are individual. He has been able to integrate into some parts of training, such as technical drills, so he is improving, Nuno said ahead of Friday’s game against Leeds United.

It is evolving very well, we must be very careful, but we remain positive. We are missing him, although we know he is going in the right direction, he added.

The Wolves have struggled without Jimenez, but have improved in recent weeks with seven points from three games to rank 12th, two behind Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.

Bielsa is, without a doubt, one of the greatest coaches, and what we know is that they are very competitive. It will take the best of us, said the Wolves helmsman.

The tactical approach they have, man-to-man across the field, is unique in the Premier League. It is very difficult for all the rivals because, apart from what they do is unique, they have talent and aptitude.