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Nuno Santo provides Raul Jimenez return latest/Explains Adama Traore’s baby oil routine

Raul Jimenez


Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has provided an update on Raul Jimenez’s recovery, along with an insight into the reasoning behind Adama Traore’s pre-match routine, which sees the wide-man cover his arms in baby oil.

Harrowing scenes

Mexican hitman Jimenez was of course involved in one of the more concerning moments of the Premier League campaign thus far, late last year.

A trip to north London to face Arsenal saw the 29-year-old involved in a horrific clash of heads with David Luiz, a coming together which left Jimenez knocked out cold on the Emirates turf.

After being stretchered from the pitch and taken to hospital, it was subsequently confirmed that the Wolves star had suffered a fractured skull.

Messages of support quickly poured in, as fans and players alike came together to wish Jimenez a speedy recovery.

As such, it no doubt brought a smile to the faces of football lovers across the globe in December when, in a post across their social media platforms, Wolves revealed a photo of Jimenez at the club’s training ground, gleefully embracing manager Nuno Espirito Santo:

‘Very positive’

And, on Monday, the positive news has continued to flow.

This comes in the form of an update on Jimenez’s return to individual training, courtesy of the aforementioned Nuno.

Speaking in a press conference ahead of Wolves’ meeting with Manchester City tomorrow evening, the Portuguese was drawn on the wellbeing of his sidelined striker, and went on to explain:

‘Fantastic idea’

Later in his discussion with the media, meanwhile, Nuno was drawn on another of his side’s star attackers.

The player in question was Adama Traore, with a specific emphasis on why exactly the Spanish winger opts to oil himself up before taking to the pitch.

And the Wolves boss went on to reveal that the routine actually acts as a preventative measure, to avoid opposing defenders grabbing Traore’s arms, and potentially re-damaging his problematic shoulder:


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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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