Troy Parrott withdraws from Republic of Ireland squad due to injury
Despite the withdrawal, there is hope that the youngster will return to action soon. Parrott will spend the 2020/21 campaign at Championship side Millwall.
The 18-year-old has looked in top form since joining the Lions. The youngster scored twice in two pre-season games as he looks to start his life in the Championship with a bang.
Parrott was among two Spurs players called up by the Republic of Ireland. They take on Bulgaria and Finland in a doubleheader in the UEFA Nations League. The other Spurs star called up was new signing Matt Doherty.
The youngster suffered his injury in Millwall’s pre-season clash against Southend United. Parrott was having a fairly good game, having scored and then hit the post.
He was however forced off later after picking up a knock on his quad. He underwent further assessment and was subsequently withdrawn from the national squad.
According to the South London Press (h/t Football.london), Millwall boss Gary Rowett revealed that the scan results only indicate a mild strain.
The setback should keep him out for two to three weeks. Given the nature of the injury, Parrott will have to ensure he doesn’t injure himself again by returning to action early.
“Any strain is usually two to three weeks out to make sure you don’t re-injure or come back too soon.”
He went on to add that the injury is nothing to worry about. He praised Parrott’s performances and feels it is unfortunate that the youngster missed out on representing his country.
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Parrott is one of Spurs’ best young players. Going out on loan could see him get more game time and come into his own as a striker. It is worthwhile remembering that Harry Kane’s stint at Leyton orient played a role in his development into a world-class star. Hopefully, Parrott can follow in the England skipper’s boots.