Former Spurs star Paul Robinson believes Troy Parrott’s latest setback will be a massive “personal blow” after sitting on the sidelines for so long.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the player-turned-pundit feels Parrott’s injury will frustrate the teenager, but urged the 18-year-old to bounce back stronger than ever.
Tottenham announced the youngster has undergone surgery to remove his appendix after scans revealed early signs of appendicitis, which will keep him out for a number of weeks, via the club’s official website.
The young striker will now begin rehabilitation and return to training later in June.
Robinson told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs “it is a blow for him personally because he has been chomping at the bit and knocking on the door this season. He was so close without actually getting a proper chance.
“Fans and pundits have been calling for him to be given a chance so it is unfortunate timing for him.
“You just hope that he can get himself fit and right for the start of next season. He can take some time out now to get right and focus on hitting the ground running next season and put the disappointment of this season behind him.”
It is difficult to disagree with Robinson on this one, as Parrott recently signed a new contract with the club which will extend his time in North London until the summer of 2023.
Although the academy product has only played five minutes of Premier League football this season, he has enjoyed a prolific spell at youth level, scoring six goals in four UEFA Youth League appearances and two in a Premier League 2 game (Transfermarkt).
These performances have resulted in plenty of fans and pundits alike calling for him to be given a chance in the first team, although Jose Mourinho has been reluctant to use the Irishman so far, despite the fact he was Spurs’ only recognised centre-forward during Harry Kane’s absence.
The Lilywhites still haven’t signed a backup for Kane at the time of writing, which has definitely boosted Parrott’s chances of playing more regularly next season.
At this stage in his career, he needs to be testing himself on a regular basis, and this latest injury will surely throw a spanner in the works.
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