Football

Defoe to undergo surgery

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will endure more Wembley misery after being ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a stress fracture to his right foot.

The 26-year-old England international, who missed two trophy victories last season, will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair the problem, meaning he will miss the Carling Cup final against Manchester United at the start of next month.

"Following further scans and examination, Jermain Defoe will undergo surgery after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot," read a statement from Spurs.

"Early detection has allowed the club to opt for the best long-term treatment."

Defoe picked up the injury, to his fifth metatarsal, during an indoor training session shortly after rejoining Spurs after almost a year at Portsmouth.

During that time, the former West Ham striker missed out on Spurs' Carling Cup victory as he had just moved to Fratton Park, and then missed Pompey's FA Cup win as he was cup-tied.

Robbie Keane, another player who has rejoined Spurs during the transfer window, is also cup-tied for the game against United on March 1.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Tottenham Hotspur
Robbie Keane
Portsmouth
Internationals
Football
Manchester United
Jermain Defoe

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again