It has been revealed that Jermain Defoe will miss the next three matches for Tottenham with a recurrence of the pelvic problem he suffered at the start of the year which manager Andre Villas-Boas feared could need surgery.
Playing in discomfort for some time, Defoe has now been forced out of Tottenham’s upcoming games.
He will miss both legs of Spurs Europa League tie against Basel as well as the Premier League match against Everton.
“Jermain has a muscle injury which is probably going to take him out of the next two games definitely and maybe Basel away.
“If he can’t make Basel away he should be fit for Man City.
“It’s a big blow. It’s on the same muscle that he had a small tear last month. It’s on the other side now and it’s a big miss as he represents a lot for us and he will be a big miss.”