Defoe, 27, suffered ankle ligament damage in September during England's 3-1 European Championship qualifying win over Switzerland, and was expected to face three months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery.
Damaged goods: Jermain Defoe was carried off on a stretcher during England's win in Switzerland last month
But the prolific forward is making a speedy recovery and hopes to resume training by the end of November.
Defoe watched Tottenham beat FC Twente 4-1 in their opening home game last Wednesday and hopes to be available for the last Champions League group game against the same opposition in Holland on December 7.
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