RAUL JIMENEZ is expected to attend his first game since fracturing his skull – an emotional return to see Wolves host Spurs on Sunday night.
Raul Jimenez needed an emergency op while David Luiz had seven stitches following their horrifying clash of headsCredit: Reuters
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was delighted to welcome back Raul Jimenez to watch training two weeks ago
And the Telegraph say the Mexico striker, 29, will be in a private box at Molineux for the 7.15pm Premier League match
They believe his close friend Jonny will be with him as the Spaniard recuperates from a knee injury suffered in August.
And he admits his 11th-placed team sorely miss the former Benfica and Atletico Madrid targetman, who posted a cosy family picture on Instagram at Christmas.
Santo said: “I will not compare it to other teams but, for us, his absence is terrible. It was a huge blow.
“It’s not just about what he does on the pitch, it’s about what he means for the squad.
“It’s about the confidence the players have in him, the belief that, until the last moment of a game, he will put the ball in the net.
Raul Jimenez’s value as a Wolves team-mate on and off the field was clear to see when he turned up to watch them training earlier this month
Wolves’ Mexico frontman Raul Jimenez needed oxygen after his collisonCredit: EPA
“This takes time but we are overcoming that.”
Jimenez’s dad is just as positive about his son’s future.
He told Mexican outlet Record earlier this month: “Thanks to Raul’s strength, he’s coming forward.
“He’s somehow happy to know of the difficult situation that he’s leaving and that thanks to the good and timely intervention of the doctors in England.
“They did to him what could be done and he’s recovering in good spirits and highly motivated.
“What they told us it that he won’t have any consequences and that it’s all a matter of time before he starts with physical rehabilitation.”