Tata hopeful Jimenez returns during PL season, available for Olympics

Gerardo “Tata” Martino stays enthusiastic that Raul Jimenez will go back to Premier League action for Wolverhampton Wanderers this season, hence leading the way for Mexico’s star striker to complete in the Gold Cup and Olympic Games (as an overage gamer) this summer season.

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Jimenez, who has actually run out action because fracturing his skull in a frightening head-to-head accident with Toolbox’s David Luiz on Nov. 29, is presently in camp with the Mexican nationwide group ahead of El Tri‘s friendlies against Wales and Costa Rica. Martino echoed the sentiments of Nuno Espirito Santo, Jimenez’s supervisor at Wolves, exposing that the 29-year-old is associated with parts of training sessions, though he stays uninvolved in contact training — quotes from our partners at Sky Sports:

“Raul is good. He’s training normally with us, apart from contact training. He’s not doing that.

“When there are some physical contact training exercises, we get him training separately with another member of the coaching staff. In terms of how he’s progressing, we are adhering to the protocols the Wolves team have given us.

“He hasn’t yet started to engage in contact training at his club, and we are monitoring him medically and training on the pitch. We are certainly responding to what his team wants in his training.”

“I think we need to see when his club will decide to play him, when he gets the green light from doctors definitively.

“If Raul doesn’t get back playing towards the end of the season, I think that means we have much less of a chance of having him available. If he does, there is a lot more time looking forward to the Gold Cup and the Olympic Games and him being available for those games.

“But, of course, it all depends on what happens at Wolves in the coming 50 days.

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With the CONCACAF Nations League, Gold Cup and Olympics all on the extremely near horizon for Mexico, Raul Jimenez will have adequate chance to play his method back to complete physical fitness ahead of the 2021-22 Premier League season, supplied he is cleared to go back to video game action in the coming weeks or months.

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Tata enthusiastic Jimenez returns throughout PL season, readily available for Olympics initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.