Jermain Defoe's fitness still a mystery

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Jermain Defoe was enjoying a great start to his time in MLS after his move to Toronto FC.

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker bagged 3 goals in his first two games for his new side, but a hamstring injury cut that excellent run or form short early and Defoe is still yet to return.

And it doesn't seem like Toronto head coach - former Blackburn Rovers and QPR centre back - Ryan Nelsen knows when his star striker will return either.

Despite missing today's training session with the rest of his teammates, Nelsen is unsure about whether he will have Defoe back for the weekend or not.

“It’s just Tuesday,” Nelsen told reporters at the Kia Training Grounds. “We’ve still got a long way to go, we’ve still got five days, so it’s too early to make any predictions at the moment.”

Defoe missed his second consecutive game with injury in the Reds’ 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rapids on Saturday and fellow Designated Player Michael Bradley missed his first game of the season while dealing with a quadriceps problem.

Toronto face an in-form FC Dallas side on the road this upcoming weekend and will need all their star players fit if they are to trouble the exceptional Mauro Diaz and The Toros that find themselves clear at the top of the Western Conference by three points, ahead of the Rapids, Seattle Sounders, and Real Salt Lake who are all on ten points.,

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