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Tottenham striker Adebayor hit by malaria

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been hit by a bout of malaria.

The Togo international was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell and was diagnosed with a mild bout of the disease.

The club said the illness was detected at an early stage and Adebayor was responding well to treatment.

He is expected to be released from hospital on Monday and will then require a minimum of seven days before returning to training.

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