Declan Rice has warned that rushing football back could have a catastrophic effect on players.
The West Ham United midfielder also admitted he didn’t miss the stress of playing week in, week and all the other big demands put on top-flight players.
A report in The Sun on Saturday morning claimed the Government are working with the Premier League and EFL ahead of a potential return next month.
But the 21-year-old believes expediting the process would be counter-productive for players during this difficult time.
Rice said on Soccer AM: “If you are looking to go straight back into it, you’re going to look at so many injuries. That’s what clubs are saying.
“You need at least three weeks of high intensity interval training to get yourself back in shape with the football.”
“It’s been tough because you are used to seeing your teammates, going out every day and doing the day to day things,” the England international added.
“To have that taken away from you is really tough. But on the other side of it, given the position we are in at West Ham, it’s nice to not feel the pressure of going out and playing for three points every week.
“It’s nice from that perspective not to have that stress.
“But really not only me but the whole of the Premier League want to get back to it now to be honest. Mentally it’s really, really tough training on your own.
“You’re going for a plod around the park, and obviously West Ham are sending me runs to do, some of them are really tough.
“Usually with the lads every day you have a bit of a craic and a bit of banter, but when you are on your own it’s mentally really tough just to run around and get it done. You get it done but’s it’s a long slap.”