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Ruddy: ‘It’s surreal how well Jimenez’s done in such a short time’

Mon 19 July 2021 | 18:17

John Ruddy and many other at Molineux are amazed by Raul Jimenez’s rapid progress as he managed to get back in action only after eight months of recovery from a fractured skull.

Raul Jimenez

was suffering from a fractured skull picked up during a Premier League game against Arsenal on November 29, 2020. However, he managed to get back in action during a friendly with Crewe on Saturday after only eight months.

Although those around him at Molineux believed that he would get back in action, they never thought that he could make it so soon.

Wolves

goalkeeper

John Ruddy

has talked to the

club's official website

about seeing the highly-rated 30-year-old frontman out on the field:

"It’s amazing. He’s been back in training for a few months, but to see him out on the pitch is brilliant.

"It’s surreal to see how well he’s done in such a short space of time. I think it was only three or four weeks after he did it and he was out and about, walking, doing keepy-ups with the ball, and it was incredible.

"But he’s worked tirelessly hard to get back to the point that he’s at now. We take our hats off to him and we’re delighted to have him back. It’s a testament to himself and the medical team, and obviously the support that we got at the time for the injury."

New Wolves boss Bruno Lage hopes that Jimenez will pick up where he left off and Rudy believes that he can even get better.

He added:

"He’s done all the tests, he’s come through everything, and that’s why I said it’s a testament to our medical team because they’ve made sure he’s ticked off every box that he’s needed to before he stepped out onto the pitch.

"Fair play to Crewe, they gave him a good reception as well, which is brilliant to see, and I thought we saw exactly what he brings to the team in the half-an-hour he had.

"His link-up play, his intelligence, and the way he presses for us is vital. He was well up for it and his flick-ons and heading ability, in general, hasn’t really been affected, and he might even have a bit more power because he’s got the headband.

"It’s been a long-overdue return for him, but we’re delighted to have him back and look forward to him playing more this season.”


source: SportMob