Defoe hopes to return for Spurs ahead of schedule

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe hopes to be back ahead of schedule.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe hopes to be back ahead of schedule.

Defoe hopes to have his protective boot removed this week as he battles to shake off the ankle injury he suffered with England last month.

After undergoing surgery, the Spurs striker was originally told he would be out until the new year.

But if medics agree to remove his cast, the 27-year-old will target an early return to full training – possibly by the end of November.

 
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