Wolves confident of Raul Jimenez return before the season ends
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Wolves confident of Raul Jimenez return before the season ends

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo is confident that striker Raul Jimenez will be back in action before the current campaign ends.

Jimenez has not played a game since fracturing his skull on November 29th and while his coach feared, then, that he would be out for long, the 29-year-old is expected to be back in action soon.

Speaking to reporters about the Mexican on Tuesday, Nuno said: "We are truly positive that this can happen. It's very good news the way he keeps improving day by day.

"Not only me but all the medical staff are surprised because he's improving on all the concussion tests that we did previously two seasons ago. He's doing really, really well.

"Just by seeing him running and lifting weights and doing all these strong training sessions, it's a big lift for everybody because first of all, it's (about) the man.

"It's Raul, we want Raul back healthy and then we will get back Raul as a player and an important player for the team. The big lift for us is just having him around."

Wolves who have struggled for form in recent games travel to Chelsea on Wednesday evening in what will be Thomas Tuchel first game as the Blues boss since officially taking over from Frank Lampard on Tuesday.

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