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Injury blow for Tottenham striker Defoe

January 31, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Tottenham will be without recently-acquired striker Jermain Defoe for at least three weeks with a foot injury.

Jermain Defoe
GettyImages / AndrewYatesJermain Defoe: A big miss for Spurs.

The ex-Portsmouth ace scored in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the struggling Potters, but is thought to have injured himself in training on Thursday.

While some early reports suspect Defoe could be out for the rest of the season, it is more likely he will be out of action for just less than a month.

A Tottenham spokesman has confirmed Defoe is "receiving treatment for a foot injury" and that he "should not be out of action for more than four weeks".

The 26-year-old marksman will now miss Spurs' upcoming matches against Bolton, Arsenal and the first leg of their Uefa Cup clash against Shakhtar Donetsk.

With Defoe set for a short spell on the sidelines manager Harry Redknapp may step up his effort to bring former hero Robbie Keane back to White Hart Lane.