Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe out for up to 10 weeks with ankle injury

Jermain Defoe sustained the injury in Wednesday's defeat to Chelsea in the League Cup quarter-finals.

By: Reuters | Published: December 24, 2017 3:39:05 pm

Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for eight to 10 weeks. (Reuters)

Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for eight to 10 weeks with a fracture of his right ankle, the Premier League club have said. (English Premier League Home | Fixtures | Standings/Table)

Defoe, who has three goals in 15 league appearances this season, sustained the injury in Wednesday’s defeat by Chelsea in the League Cup quarter-finals.

“The 35-year-old sustained the injury in a tackle in the opening minutes of the tie at Stamford Bridge… Defoe is expected to be sidelined for around eight to 10 weeks,” Bournemouth said on their website.

A 4-0 loss to league leaders Manchester City on Saturday dropped Bournemouth into the bottom three. They face fellow strugglers West Ham United on Tuesday.

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