Wolves boss Nuno admits the players were delighted to see Raul Jimenez this week.
The Mexican striker, 29, is recovering after surgery on a fractured skull he sustained against Arsenal on November 29.
But he popped down to Wolves ' Compton training ground this week to see his team-mates for the first time since being discharged from hospital last week.
He has since had breakfast with the squad on Friday and may even attend Saturday's home game with Aston Villa.
Boss Nuno reacted: “It was a huge moment for everybody to see him smiling and recovering well.
“It was a big lift for everybody involved.
“To see how bad the situation was and then to see him again smiling.
“He is on his way to being the same person he was.
“It was a very happy moment.
“We were so worried.
“It is so good to have him around.
“We had normal conversations and we also spoke about the team and how we see it.
“He is the same Raul – smiling and positive.
“It means a lot after that situation to see him, hug him, see him smile and see him progress. He had breakfast with us on Friday and can easily come to the match on Saturday.
“It is the decision of the doctor to see if it is the right moment to do it because at a match, the emotions are there.
“But it is good to see that he is OK and he is going to be back – it is fantastic.
“Raul is a player who must be inside of the pitch.
“I know in his mind is his will to return.
“He has to give time to his body but he has a desire to return which is the most important thing."
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