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Tottenham star Jermain Defoe out for up to three months

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for up to three months after undergoing surgery to repair ankle ligament damage.

The 27-year-old suffered the injury in England's 3-1 win over Switzerland on Tuesday and was carried off.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp had initially hoped to have the striker back within six weeks.

Defoe is now set to miss the Champions League group stages as well as England games against Montenegro and France.

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donb4409d ago

This is a hard one for Redknapp. Defoe is hard to substitute.