Spurs Dealt Injury Blow As Defoe Ruled Out

By on April 3, 2013

Jermain Defoe

Defoe: Ruled out

Tottenham have been dealt an injury blow with the news that striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out of their next three games with a muscular injury, according to Sky Sports News.

The England forward has only recently returned from an ankle problem but boss Andre Villas-Boas will now have to make do without his services for the next three games after he picked up the injury in training this week.

Spurs welcome FC Basel to White Hart Lane on Thursday night for the first leg of their Europa League quarter final clash and Defoe will now miss that game as well as Sunday’s crucial encounter with Everton and the return leg with Basel next week, but should be back to face Man City the following weekend.

The 30-year-old started the season well and had scored 14 goals before the turn of the year but he’s struggled to regain his form in 2013, with a succession of niggling injuries hampering his progress.

The blow leaves AVB short of options up front and it looks like Emmanuel Adebayor will have to take lead the line over the coming games in Defoe’s absence.

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