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STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown

Nationality:  England    

April 11, 2014    Jermain Defoe News

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Defoe will not play Saturday against Colorado due to his hamstring injury, ESPN FC reports.

Defoe will miss his second consecutive game after missing last weekend's match against Columbus. Defoe, who has three goals in three games this season, does not have a clear timetable for a return.

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Jermain Defoe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

March 31, 2014

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Defoe suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, MLSSoccer.com reports.

Defoe has a recent history of hamstring injuries, suffering one that held him out of his last match for Tottenham before his transfer. The English forward has already scored three times this season, and would be a big blow if he's forced to sit out an extended period.

March 24, 2014

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Defoe scored his third goal in two games for Toronto FC in Saturday's 1-0 win over D.C United.

Defoe is lighting it up north of the border and should be the featured forward and captain of most MLS Fantasy squads.

March 16, 2014

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Defoe score twice in his Toronto debut as the Reds went on to a 2-1 win in Seattle on Saturday.

He looked every bit the part in his unveiling for TFC. Both goals were absolutely clinical finishes. JD has been playing since August, making fatigue and durability the only thing to worry about.

March 11, 2014

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Defoe spoke to the media after his first training session with Toronto and told reporters that he is ready to go this weekend against Seattle, The Toronto Star reports.

It's very, very tempting to plug the Tottenham legend into your lineup this weekend. JD always had the knack for scoring timely and landmark goals while at Spurs, so it's not hard to envision him plugging in a goal or two on his debut for the Reds.

March 4, 2014

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Defoe, who suffered from a hamstring injury recently, trained with the England squad ahead of Wednesday's international friendly with Denmark, The Independent reports.

Defoe suffered the injury before leaving Tottenham, but it appears he is fit again and should be with Toronto FC for its MLS opener later this month.

February 26, 2014

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Defoe has been ruled out of Thursday's Europa League match against Dnipro, which means he has played his last game for Tottenham, as he completes his move to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer on Friday, ESPN FC reports.

Defoe was getting minimal Premier League playing time with Tottenham, but had made a name for himself for scoring goals during European play. Nevertheless, that chapter of his career is now over, as he heads across the Atlantic to help build Toronto FC into a legitimate MLS contender.

January 11, 2014

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Defoe subbed on in the 58th minute for Roberto Soldado and got a goal shortly after, in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

One day after being sold to Toronto FC, with an immediate short term loan allowing him to stay at Tottenham until February, Defoe showed why he has been a target for MLS clubs. He is a goal scorer and that's who he has always been. While he hasn't been utilized much this season in league play, look for him to be used as a super sub to help seal up wins like this for Tottenham over the next two months.