England Striker Jermain Defoe Sidelined by Groin Strain

Jermain Defoe, playing currently for Toronto FC, has a team-high 11 goals this season but a strain is likely to keep him out of immediate action.

updated: August 05, 2014 16:30 IST
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Unconfirmed reports in the Canadian press suggest Jermaine Defoe could be out of action for up to three weeks.

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Toronto: England striker Jermain Defoe will miss two to three weeks of the Major League Soccer season with a groin injury.

Defoe's team, Toronto FC, announced on Monday that scans revealed Defoe had a strain, likely developed last week against D.C. United.

Defoe, who has a team-high 11 goals this season, will miss Wednesday's MLS All-Star game after already sitting out Toronto's 2-0 victory over Montreal on Saturday.

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