Portsmouth striker Defoe facing op due to England commitment

Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe faces six weeks out due to surgery.

Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe faces six weeks out due to surgery.

The News of the World says Defoe aggravated a calf injury while on England duty this week and will have to go under the knife to sort it out.

Defoe, who has been heavily tipped for a January move to Spurs, felt the problem in club games leading up to England’s visit to Germany — but thought he could shake it off or play through it.

And instead of crying off international duty — like so many of Fabio Capello’s frontline stars — he travelled to Berlin, where he was replaced at half-time by Darren Bent.

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