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Wolves issue injury update on Raul Jimenez

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Wolves have issued an update on talisman Raul Jimenez as the forward continues to recover from a fractured skull.

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has already started “early fitness work” as he steps up his recovery from a fractured skull.

The Mexico international required surgery following a clash of heads with David Luiz during Wolves’ 2-1 win at Arsenal on November 29, 2020.

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said he was “afraid” for Jimenez following his head injury but the 29-year-old is making good progress.

A statement said on the club’s website on Wednesday afternoon: “Raul is five weeks since his surgery following a fractured skull and is doing some early fitness work, but still has a way to go, however things are going well.”

Jimenez was in the stands for Wolves’ game against Tottenham on December 27.

The 29-year-old had scored four goals from 10 appearances prior to his head injury.

The absence of Jimenez could leave Wolves with the need to bring in a striker this January.

Recent reports have linked the club to free-agent Diego Costa as well as Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah.

It would be interesting to see how Wolves approach the transfer window given their need for firepower upfront.