Defoe suffers injury setback

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe could be sidelined for the next three matches after aggravating a muscle injury.

Last Updated: 03/04/13 at 15:57 Post Comment

Jermain Defoe: Problems with an old injury

Jermain Defoe: Problems with an old injury

The 30-year-old is definitely out of Thursday's Europa League quarter final against Basel at White Hart Lane.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas admits he has doubts over the availability of the England international for the second leg in Switzerland.

And Villas-Boas believes the Premier League visit of Manchester City on 21 April is a realistic target for Defoe's return.

"Jermain has a muscle injury which is probably going to take him out of the next two games definitely and maybe Basel away," Villas-Boas said.

"If he can't make Basel away he should be fit for Man City.

"It's a big blow. It's on the same muscle that he had a small tear last month. It's on the other side now and it's a big miss as he represents a lot for us and he will be a big miss."

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