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Last Updated: Friday September 10 2010 13:53 GMT

Ankle injury rules Defoe out for around three months

Jermaine Defoe being taken off the pitch during England's Euroe qualifier against Switzerland

Bad news for Tottenham and England fans - Jermain Defoe won't be playing football for about three months.

The striker has had an ankle operation after he was injured during England's Euro qualifier game against Switzerland on Tuesday.

Defoe has been playing really well, so it's a massive blow to Tottenham.

By the time he is well enough to play, he would have missed 13 Premier League matches and the entire Champions League group stage.

Elsewhere, Spurs aren't the only team suffering after the England qualifiers.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott also injured his ankle during the match - and won't be fit to play for at least a month.