Defoe confident of speedy return

BY foxsports • March 20, 2010

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has played down concerns over his hamstring injury and claimed he could return in just 10 days.

Defoe picked up a grade-two tear to his hamstring during training on Friday and it was thought the England striker would be out of action for at least a month.

Defoe, though, has played down the concerns. "I think I'll be all right in around 10 days. It's not as major as people think," he told the Daily Mirror.

"But because I pulled up in training you have to be careful like the manager says. He's absolutely right, you have to monitor these things."

Defoe will miss Saturday's clash at Stoke as well as the FA Cup quarter-final replay with Fulham next week, but the striker is optimitic of a speedy recovery.

"I don't get injured that often and normally the type of injury I have takes around 17 days to get recover from. But I think I should be OK before that." added Defoe.

"I pulled up with a sharp pain in training on Thursday and went for a scan which showed I've got a grade two tear. Normally its two weeks but I think I'll be all right."

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