Paul Robinson believes the latest injury to Troy Parrott comes as a bitter blow to the striker who he claimed would have wanted to make an impression when the league restarts.
Tottenham announced last week that Parrott will miss the restart of the season after undergoing surgery to have his appendix removed.
The teenager was assessed after complaining about abdominal pain to the medical team and it was found that he was in the early stages of appendicitis.
He is expected to complete his rehabilitation and returning to training later in June.
Some Spurs fans on social media did not think that losing Parrott was a particularly massive blow since the striker has not featured regularly.
The 18-year-old has hardly tasted first-team football this season despite the fact that Jose Mourinho was without the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min earlier this year.
Robinson urged Parrott to get himself fit and hit the ground running next season.
The former England number one told Football Insider: “It is a blow for him personally because he has been chomping at the bit and knocking on the door this season. He was so close without actually getting a proper chance.
“Fans and pundits have been calling for him to be given a chance so it is unfortunate timing for him.
“You just hope that he can get himself fit and right for the start of next season.
“He can take some time out now to get right and focus on hitting the ground running next season and put the disappointment of this season behind him.”
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As some fans have already pointed out, losing Parrott will not be a major blow as he would not have even made the bench when everyone is fit. I expect the teenager to be loaned out to a Championship club next month so that he can get some games under his belt.
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