England striker and Tottenham star Harry Kane is likely to miss the Euro 2020, according to the country’s top surgeons.
Despite Tottenham Spurs fans praying for a speedy recovery for Harry from the hamstring injury he suffered last April, leading UK surgeon, Dr. Chris Wilson says he would be surprised if Kane was fit enough to play by the time the Euro 2020 rolls in.
Dr. Wilson explained that the procedure done on Kane was an uncommon one and the opinion about recovery may vary from surgeon to surgeon. However, in ideal conditions, the nursing and complete rest required for the first 6 weeks after the surgery are very crucial for a speedy recovery. The next 6 to 12 months will then require at least basic strengthening exercises to get back in playing form.
Dr. Wilson speaks from experience as he has performed similar hamstring repair surgeries earlier and is of the firm opinion that it is simply ‘not possible’ to see Kane recovering anywhere within 6 months.
Even Michael Owen confirms Dr. Wilson’s opinion and seriously doubts that Kane could be ready for the 2020 Euro championship by April, as being speculated by commentators and fans alike. Owen stated that if Kane is suffering from the same kind of injury that he too suffered, then it is highly unlikely to see Kane back in form in time for the championship.
This certainly comes as bad news for England fans and Spurs manager Gareth Southgate who will now have a tough decision to replace the bright striker with someone else. So, England is already considering the replacements from Jamie Vardy even though he has retired from international soccer, as well as star strikers Mason Greenwood, Danny Ings and Tammy Abraham.