Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane should be back in action in April after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
The Telegraph, claims that the surgeon who performed the striker’s proximal hamstring re-attachment operation last weekend, Professor Fares Haddad, is the leading expert in this particular type of surgery.
There have been suggestions that Kane’s injury was so severe that he was likely not just to miss the remainder of the campaign, but also Euro 2020 (The Sun).
However, the report in the Telegraph claims that the surgery which took place at the Princess Grace Hospital in London, was a complete success and that the striker is scheduled to return before the end of the Premier League season.
The report quotes Michael Davison, head of international at Isokinetic Medical Group, as saying: “He (Kane) firstly chose one of the best surgeons in the world for this particular operation. No-one else in Europe does more of these operations that Fares Haddad.
“Of course there is always a small risk of post-op complications, and the first four weeks can be quite tiresome in the brace but thereafter it should be a relatively straightforward rehab process moving through the standard phases and utilising the gym and pool.
“I would expect him to be able to return to pitch based work around 10 to 12 weeks (after the operation), and be available for selection by 14 weeks post operative.”
It is claimed that the 26-year-old could be fit to play a part in Spurs’ final five Premier League games of the season and will almost certainly be back in time for the Euros.
However, Davison did warn that Kane would have to limit his involvement in the matches and will have to work on strengthening his hamstrings to limit the risk of a repeat injury.
Spurs Web Opinion
This is fantastic news as I feared the worst given the lack of clarity on his return date from the club. I agree with the pundits who have opined that Kane is much more important to our system now than he was under Pochettino and so we are likely to miss him more than we did last season and the year before.
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