What did Nuno say?

Manager Nuno has been giving regular updates on Jimenez’s recovery, with the player gradually returning to training, at first on his own but now with the group.

He’s yet to head the ball but has started wearing a protective headband. Wolves are looking into the possibility of him wearing it in Premier League matches.

Nuno called the headband technology “advanced”. It prevents any contact on the skull.

“It’s amazing what technology does. It’s exclusive gear…I don’t want to make too much publicity but it’s very good and he feels comfortable. He’s able to do almost every action.

“When we have clearance and everything is OK, let’s see if it can be applied in competition.”

Will he take part in games or travel to Austria with Mexico?

The confirmed plan at the moment is for him to join up with the Mexico squad to see his international team-mates as they’re only a couple of hundred miles from home, in Wales for a friendly in Cardiff on March 27 and he’ll likely join in with training too.

Mexico then travel to Austria for a friendly against Costa Rica three days later, but Jimenez won’t travel with them and will return to Wolves.

“It will be good for him to join the squad and see his friends,” Nuno says.

Does this mean he’s getting closer to full fitness?

Jimenez has been training for some weeks, mostly doing fitness work.

He’s yet to join in a full training session with his team-mates though and it’s thought he’s still some way off being available for matches. But Wolves believe he’ll return this season.

What else did Nuno say about Jimenez?

He added: “With Raul there are still boxes we have to tick.

“He’s doing quite well, he’s improving, but it’s not decided yet if he’ll wear it in the future.

“He’s a fantastic boy. With all the serious situations he’s faced, doubts created… he never doubted.

“He’s always positive, with a smile and engaged to do things. Raul is amazing.”

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