News began to emerge yesterday of an ankle injury picked up in Dubai by Jermain Defoe. Initially there were some fears that this was a recurrence of the ankle ligament problem that he picked up while on England duty last year, but it seems that it isn’t quite so serious.
The official statement on the club website reads: “Jermain Defoe will return to training on the squad’s return home this week after undergoing x-rays on his foot following his participation in today’s session.
“The x-rays were clear and the striker is expected to rest tomorrow as a precaution to allow any possible soft tissue irritation to settle.”
With so little cover up front at the moment, Harry Redknapp at least will be grateful that the injury isn’t serious. However if it keeps Defoe out, even for just the Wolves game, does this mean a return to 4-5-1?