“I never want to be injured again” – Harry Kane opens up on his previous injury

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Harry Kane
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Harry Kane has spoken about his injury problems which have hampered his career in the past couple of seasons.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker suffered a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring which required surgery after sustaining the problem during the defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day which kept him out of action until the Premier League campaign resumed following the coronavirus pandemic (transfermarkt).

Despite missing a significant portion of the season, Kane still managed to score 24 goals in 34 matches in all competitions (transfermarkt).

Kane was also sidelined for seventeen matches between January and May in the year previous (transfermarkt).

The 27-year-old has admitted that lockdown gave him the opportunity to rest both physically and mentally before returning to fitness when the season restarted in June.

Kane insists that he never wants to pick up another injury in his career but the break has left him refreshed and hungry to go again.

“My body is in a good place,” Kane told The Express. “It has definitely been a chance to refresh and recover.

“I never want to be injured again but it gave me an opportunity to rest during the three-month period and then lockdown gave me another three months to get fit.

“I could rest and refresh mentally as well as physically and I felt really good in the last nine games with Spurs in June and July.

“Another few weeks’ rest and a couple of weeks quarantine has left me in a good place and I am itching to get back.”

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