Tottenham star Harry Kane has admitted to talkSPORT he is thankful for the extra months rest, and insisted he will be fully fit and ready to play whenever it is football returns.
Lets make it clear, the coronavirus crisis has had a devastating affect across the world, with people losing loved ones, some losing their livelihoods and others struggling with their mental health as a result of the lockdown.
But, despite the circumstances and strictly in a football sense, Kane has benefited in many ways, as has his club.
Harry Kane has told talkSPORT he is 100 per cent fit and ready to return to action, whenever the Premier League is given the green light
The Spurs striker has been out of action since the beginning of 2020, having undergone surgery on a hamstring injury on January 1.
It was initially expected he would miss the majority, if not all, of the remainder of the Premier League season, while also making the England captain a huge doubt for this summers Euro 2020.
But instead, Kane has been able to spend time between his home and, recently, Tottenhams training ground to regain his fitness without the pressure of being rushed back and also brush off the rust I hadnt kicked a ball in six weeks!
His Euros is no longer in jeopardy after the tournament was postponed by a year, and he is now fully recovered in time for when the Premier League is given the green light to go ahead.
Its not the only boost this unprecedented break has unwittingly given Tottenham, whose season run-in and push for the top looked bleak after losing Kane, Heung-min Son and January signing Steven Bergwijn all to injury all of whom are likely to be fit when the campaign resumes.
And while the circumstances around it have been devastating to many something Kane is well aware of, given his work to support those affected he has tried to take the positives out of the situation, like spending more time with his young family and being able to rehabilitate pressure-free.
Ive just been ticking along, really, Kane told talkSPORT Breakfast host Laura Woods.
Obviously my wife and two little girls have been keeping me busy at home, but in a way Ive been able to spend a bit more time with my kids, time I wouldnt normally get during my career and during the season when its so full-on all year round.
Im just trying to take the positives from a bad situation and make the most of whats going on.
Obviously I got injured on January 1, so whenever we start playing again its going to be at least six or seven months before I play another game, which is very long time.
Asked about his rehab and training regime at home, and the teams recent staged return to Tottenhams training ground for training, Kane added: Weve had zoom sessions with the team straight away since lockdown to continue our fitness.
Its been different, its a new experience for me and obviously all the other players, but weve been cracking on and are going along with the governments advice and guidelines and just taking it as it comes.
Over the last week or so weve been able to go on the pitch at the training ground one-on-one with a member of staff and do a bit there, so at least Ive been able to get out of the house a little bit, which has been nice.
It was good just to get out and kick a ball around a little bit. I didnt touch a ball for like six weeks, so it was great to go back and get a bit or normality back.
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The training Ive been doing on my own has been good, Ive been able to really train and focus on some specific things, so if we continue than obviously hopefully Ill be ready for that date, but if its not until next season then of course well all just have to wait patiently.
Fortunately I was at a stage before the lockdown that I was pretty much doing everything, and then when the lockdown happened I just continued my individual work in the gym.
England skipper Harry Kane has been given a timely break to return to full fitness ahead of the 2019/20 season being restarted
Tottenham have more than once been accused of rushing back their talisman from injury to help them through a tough time on the pitch.
Spurs, like England, are just not the same attacking force without the striker on the pitch so this break has afforded him time to really focus on getting back to fitness in the correct way, away from the spotlight and constant questions from the media.
Kane, has refuted the claims in the past that he has been rushed back to playing by his club, but admits he has benefited from the timing of this enforced break.
A lot of people say that and discuss that, but in my head with all the injuries Ive never rushed back from them, Ive always felt ready to play, he added.
Ive always come through the protocols, Ive always had to do clearance and make sure I was able to do everything, so its not like I was still injured and fought through the pain, that was never the case.
Looking at it now, obviously we had to Euros coming up and I guess I wouldnt have been fully fit in terms of loads of training and loads of games, so from that aspect you could probably say its benefited me in that way.
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The injury feels fine, I havent had any issues with it, and whenever we do come back it would have been more than enough time for that to heal, so hopefully Ill have no more problems.
Asked what hes looking forward to the most when life and returns to normal, he said: Probably the socialising, because we’ve obviously weve all gone without seeing friends and other family members for so long.
But of course also the feeling of being out of the pitch, whether its with or without fans, that feeling or playing competitive football matches, I cant wait to do it.
Listen to Harry Kanes interview with talkSPORT above.