Tottenham have confirmed Troy Parrott has undergone surgery to remove his appendix and will miss the Premier League restart.
Parrott, who made his Premier League debut against Burnley last December, underwent the procedure after experiencing abdominal pain.
Spurs confirmed in a statement that the striker’s apparent appendicitis had been caught early but he now faces a spell on the sidelines.
The statement read: “Troy Parrott has undergone surgery to remove his appendix.
“The young striker was found to have early signs of appendicitis after reporting abdominal pain to our medical staff. He will now undergo a period of recovery before commencing rehabilitation and returning to training later in June.”
Ruled out until towards the end of next month, Parrott will miss the resumption of the Premier League campaign, which is set to start again on June 17th – Tottenham are scheduled to play their first game on the weekend commencing June 20th.
Parrott’s reputation as one of the brightest talents in the academy has led to calls for him to be more involved in the first-team, especially during the period when Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were out with injuries.
However, Kane and Son are now back in training and should play a key part in the run-in, reducing the need for Parrott to step up. Indeed it wouldn’t be a surprise if the 18-year-old doesn’t play again this season.