Jermain Defoe set for early return for Tottenham before end of Champions League group stage

04 October 2010 05:56
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is on course to make a first-team return before the end of the Champions League group stages.

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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Source: Daily_Mail