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Defoe set for spell on sidelines

Jermain Defoe
Defoe has been in the goals since returning to White Hart Lane

Tottenham look set to be without key striker Jermain Defoe for several weeks after he suffered a foot injury in training on Friday.

The 26-year-old has struck three goals in four starts since rejoining the club from Portsmouth earlier this month.

A Spurs spokesman confirmed Defoe is receiving treatment for a foot injury, but said the club hoped the striker would be out for no more than a month.

Spurs are 13th in the table, but just three points clear of the bottom three.

If Defoe is out for a month, he would miss Premier League games against Bolton, Arsenal and Hull, and Uefa Cup games against Shakhtar Donetsk.

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