Tottenham, England striker Defoe out for six weeks

BY foxsports • September 9, 2010

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for at least six weeks with an ankle injury.

Defoe hurt his right ankle during England's 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday.

Tottenham will now have to cope without Defoe for their opening Champions League group stage matches, and he will also miss England's European Championship qualifier against Montenegro next month.

"Even if it's a bad sprain, you're still talking about six weeks or so (out) because it's a nasty one," Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said.

Defoe was on crutches wearing a protective boot on his right foot at Tottenham's training ground on Thursday.

Defoe is the second Tottenham player to be injured on England duty in the last week.

Center back Michael Dawson is out for eight weeks after injuring his left knee in England's 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday.

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