Wolves' Jimenez training in special headgear as he continues recovery

Wolves talisman Raul Jimenez is training in a special headband as he continues recovery from horror head injury… but boss Nuno Espirito Santo reveals the striker STILL has to avoid headers for the time being

  • Raul Jimenez is training in a special headband following his horror head injury
  • The Wolves striker is set to wear the headgear during games if he gets clearance
  • Boss Nuno Espirito Santo said Jimenez will join up with the Mexico team in Wales 

Raul Jimenez is training in special headgear that Wolves hope will allow him to return to action this season.

The forward, who suffered a fractured skull in the match at Arsenal last November, was pictured wearing the headband – which is reinforced around the area Jimenez sustained the injury – as he continued his recovery this week.

Jimenez is still not able to take part in physical contact training or head the ball but Wolves remain optimistic, as boss Nuno Espirito Santo revealed the 29-year-old would also spend time with Mexico ahead of their friendly in Wales on March 27.

Wolves star striker Raul Jimenez, 29, is training in special headgear as his recovery continues

Jimenez (right) has been out of action since a horror head injury against Arsenal in November

Asked if Jimenez could wear the headgear in a match, Nuno said: ‘Yes, that’s the idea. It’s different to what was used in the past, more advanced. He feels comfortable in it, he is able to do almost every action.

‘When we have clearance and everything is OK, let’s see if it is able to be applied in competition. But with Raul there are still a lot of question marks, a lot of boxes that we have to tick. We still have to avoid heading the ball.

‘It would be good for him to join Mexico squad to see his friends because it’s a big part of his life. Many friends he has are there so it would be good for him.

‘He will be with Mexico in Wales and then he will return to Wolves. We are taking these steps very carefully to bring him back in the best way possible.’

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said it will be ‘good’ for Jimenez to join the Mexico squad

Espirito Santo added that there remain ‘a lot of question marks’ about when Jimenez will return

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