Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
1
0
ABC, ESPN3 AET
Match 64
Game Details
IFK Norrkoping
Djurgarden
5:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Jan, 31, 2009

Injury blow for Tottenham striker Defoe

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

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.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.