Jermain Defoe Ruled Out For Six Weeks With Ankle Injury

Chris Wright

9th, September 2010


By Chris Wright

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for six weeks after scans revealed that he suffered ankle ligament damage during England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria on Friday.

Defoe rolled his ankle awkwardly after prodding home his third goal of the evening and was visibly limping as he attempted to celebrate his hat-trick, and was swiftly substituted thereafter. He is now certain to miss the start of Spurs’ maiden Champions League campaign, and is also a major doubt for England’s next Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on October 12th.