Medical insider: Raul Jimenez injury 'worse than we feared' amid Wolves latest
The fact that Wolves star Raul Jimenez will continue his rehabilitation in Mexico is an indication that his injury may be worse than first feared.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Jimenez, 31, is currently struggling with an adductor issue and has not played for Wolves since the 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on 31 August.
But the centre-forward has been called up for international duty by Mexico for their upcoming friendlies against Peru and Colombia.
In an update last Friday (16 September), Wolves revealed that Jimenez is not fit to play but will instead continue his recovery with Mexico’s medical team.
Dinnery suggested why he might choose to do this as opposed to staying put at Compton.
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“There is a lot going on here,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“Maybe that injury is potentially more severe than we first feared. It was originally referenced as chronic fatigue by Bruno Lage.
“When players have a change of scenery, that can have a positive psychological impact. It gives him the opportunity to return to his homeland and catch up with his family and friends.
“He will be using members of his own medical staff who will be in constant communication with the Wolves medical team.
“I also think this is a reflection of Jimenez and his relationship with the club. There is that trust there. He can go away and do his rehab and the club can be safe in the knowledge that it is going to get done.
“Hopefully, when he comes back, he can get playing again sooner rather than later.”