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Alarm in Mexico as Raúl Jiménez injured in Wolves warm-up

The Mexican striker raised concerns without even getting to the Premier League bench after an injury he suffered minutes before the Southampton game.

Ciudad de MéxicoUpdate:
Wolves manager Bruno Lage explains Raúl Jiménez absence
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The alarms are going off in and around the Mexican national team as well as around Wolverhampton FC. Raúl Jiménez was injured during his team’s warm-up before the game against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Although the seriousness of the injury is still unknown, the Mexican striker couldn’t even make the team’s bench which generates the concern of the English club and Mexican fans, with the World Cup edging ever closer.

Jiménez injury raises Mexican concerns

For this match against Southampton, coach Bruno Lage had decided to send Raúl Jiménez to the bench. Sasa Kalajdzic, who joined Wolves this season from Stuttgart, would take the place of the Mexican in the team's attack due to Jiménez's lack of goals at the start of the league season.

With the technical decision made, Jiménez warmed up with the substitutes and was injured there. At the moment, Wolverhampton has not given the medical report to find out the seriousness of the situation and only reported that at the last minute Chem Campbell would be in charge of taking Jiménez's place on the substitutes' bench for this match.

Remember that Raúl Jiménez has been recovering from a knee and adductor injury that he suffered in preseason. After spending three weeks out of action, the Mexican returned on matchday 3 where his team lost against Tottenham. Since then, Raúl has added 211 minutes in which he has not been able to score a goal in the league, the opposite situation to what happened in the League Cup where he already scored a goal.

Wolves went on to clinch victory, with a Podence goal in the 45 minute the difference.