Raúl Jiménez suffered a tremendous injury in his skull after a crash with David Luiz on the game between Arsenal and Wolverhampton for the Premier League. The Mexican had to be hospitalized and will have a couple of weeks before recovering. Doctors assure that he will have to use a helmet as well.
Even thought Mexico national team won’t be playing again this year, head coach Gerardo Martino is already thinking on who could be the hypothetical replacement for the Lobo of Tepejí. The Wolves striker scored two goals in his last two appearances with the national team, against South-Korea and Japan.
So far it was said that there is a Liga MX attacker under the radar of Martino and that he is José Juan Macías. The forward from Chivas didn’t complete a perfect season, but the expectation on his future is big and the coach thinks that he could be included in the process thinking on the next World Cup.
Macías is only 21 years old and has a contract with Chivas until 2022. Many times, it was rumored that he could be leaving the Rebaño Sagrado to play in Europe, even though that haven’t occurred yet. Other options for Martino to replace Jiménez are Henry Martin, Alan Pulido or Santiago Giménez.