Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has praised Harry Kane over the actions he has taken to avoid any repeats of previous injuries.

It was revealed earlier this week that the England captain has previously recruited the services of Canadian-based sports medicine specialist Dr Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco for nearly three years to help him overcome legacy ankle issues.

Kane has stayed relatively injury-free over the past two years having previously missed game time with ankle and hamstring issues (transfermarkt).  The hamstring injury came in 2020, which kept him on the sidelines for 67 days. 

The Spurs marksman flies Claraco to London for one week every month to undertake treatment at his own expense and even stays at the player’s house (Daily Mail).

Robinson believes that the treatment that Kane has been undergoing has been worth the effort considering the fact he has avoided the treatment table for a substantial period of time.

He told Football Insider: “Listen, his ankle problems have plagued him for a long time.

“If there is anything he can do in regards to physiotherapy or sports science it is worth doing.

“What he is doing seems to be working wonders. The knocks do not seem to be having the effect that they used to have.

“Perhaps he is strengthening everything around that area. As you get older you become more aware of your own body and what you need to do to get yourself ready for the pitch. You do everything you can.

“He has clearly made a change and it is paying dividends.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Keeping Kane injury-free this season will be pivotal to the club’s hopes of challenging for silverware given his important not only as a goalscorer but also as a creator.

Thankfully the club have finally addressed the issue of providing cover for Kane with Richarlison able to step in and play as the lead striker, however, the bigger concern if Kane were to be injured is who can step up and help create opportunities for their team mates.

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