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Martino hopeful to have Jimenez available for Mexico’s Olympics squad

Sat 27 March 2021 | 10:52

Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez has not played since he suffered a fractured skull in November.

Mexico

boss

Gerardo Martino

is hopeful to have

Raul Jimenez

available for the upcoming Olympic Games this summer.

Jimenez

sustained the injury at

Arsenal

when clashing heads with Gunners defender

David Luiz

and was quickly operated on.

The 29-year-old, who has made fine progress on the injury he suffered last November, has been training with his country with a protective headband and the coach is confident he will be ready for the Olympics this summer.

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

Martino told reporters

.

"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 in training on the pitch. We are certainly responding to what his team wants in his training."

He added

: "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 it all depends on what happens at Wolves in the coming 50 days."


source: SportMob