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Defoe suffers injury setback

London, England (Sports Network) - Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is likely to miss the next three games for Spurs after aggravating a muscle injury.

Defoe has already been ruled out of Thursday's Europa League clash with Basel, while Sunday's Premiership fixture with Everton is also a major doubt.

The 30-year-old could possibly return for the second leg against Basel next week, but most likely is looking at the match on April 21 against Manchester City as a target.

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

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

Defoe has tallied 10 goals in 29 games for the club this season, but he last found the net for Tottenham on Dec. 26.

04/03 14:18:53 ET


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