Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has said that striker Raul Jimenez could play again before the end of the season, should he get clearance from the medical team.

Nuno Espirito Santo said: “I see him ready to eventually play. I cannot see everything – I cannot see inside his head, how the bone is, and this is what we have to respect and wait for. If the medical clearance came, he could be involved [at West Brom] on Monday because I see him as really good. But there are things that only MRI can see. He is working well, playing good, scoring and happy but we still have to wait for the medical decision. It requires patience and the right decisions because it’s too serious to make any kind of mistake on.”

Jimenez scored three goals in his 10 Premier League appearances this season before suffering the injury. Wolves take on midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion on Monday night before facing Brighton, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United in their final four games of the campaign.

The forward has been out since suffering a serious head injury in the 2-1 win over Arsenal back in November. He has since returned to training but has been limited in heading the ball. Wolves have their fingers crossed that the player will be able to make it back before the end of the season, and while Nuno is optimistic about the chances, he says care must be taken in making the decision.

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