Glenn Hoddle offers words of wisdom to Harry Kane over recent injury

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Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle has warned Harry Kane from rushing back to action before he is ready.

The Spurs striker tore his left hamstring during the 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day which required surgery and is not expected to return to training until April.

Head coach Jose Mourinho admitted earlier this month that he expects his star striker to only play two Premier League matches before the end of the current campaign (Guardian).

Should Kane return for the fixtures against Leicester City at North London on the weekend of 9-10 May before playing the final game of the league season at Crystal Palace on 17 May, he could stand a chance of being fit for Euro 2020.

Hoddle believes that Kane needs to treat his return with caution, even if it means missing out on the prospect of leading his country at this summer’s tournament rather than risk the chance of the injury causing future issues.

He told the Daily Mail: ‘It’s very difficult for me to judge from outside the medical side of things, but all I would say is you’ve got to really err on safety first.

‘When you do something like that, where it (the tendon) has come off the bone then you’ve got to err on the side of safety and if you think you’re ready, give yourself an extra month. That’s what I would say because he’s got a wonderful career still ahead of him and he doesn’t want that (injury) to keep going, to have it from now to the end of his career recurring all the time. I think that’s really what he has to sort out in his mind.’

 

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