The Times have revealed that the secret medical guru that Harry Kane has used to overcome his injury owes is the Canadian-based Spanish sports medicine specialist Dr Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco.
Kane told The Daily Mirror last week that a physio he has been seeing over recent years, has helped him overcome his hamstring and ankle issues.
The striker refused to name the medical specialist in question but revealed that he flies him into England for a week at a time every month, and remarked that his body is in a “totally different place” as a result of the work he has been putting in.
The Times have done some digging and discovered that the expert in question is Elorriaga.
The report states that the medical expert has worked with a host of sporting stars over the years, including Olympic gold medalists and US Open golf champion Justin Rose.
The publication also shared what Rose said about Elorriaga in the past, with the golfer describing the Spaniard as a ‘genius’
Rose is quoted as having said back in 2013: “Then there is Alejandro Elorriaga, a genius of a man. With him, I do between 50 and 100 hours of acupuncture each year. It is very intensive.
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“He’ll come for a day or two and basically do a short MoT of my body for eight to 10 hours a day. I sometimes think it’s like [ten-pin] bowling with the bumpers up. If I veer left or right, there is somebody to edge me back on track.”
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Kane’s injury record over the last three years, suggests that Elorriaga’s methods are having benefits. Until 2020, the striker seemed to be picking up one serious injury every season but he has not had any such problems over the last two and half years.
That might also be down to the striker changing his game a little and not pressing with as much intensity as he used to, which perhaps came from a better understanding of his own physical limitations.