White Hart Lane forward’s injury lay-off confirmed as three weeks.
Tottenham will be without striker Jermain Defoe until March after it was confirmed his ankle ligament injury will keep him out for three weeks.
Defoe, who has struck 14 goals in 32 appearances this season, limped off in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday and subsequently missed the England’s international friendly win over Brazil at Wembley on Wednesday.
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He will now miss Saturday’s visit of Newcastle and following clash with West Ham as well as the Europa League game with Lyon sandwiched in between.
The 30-year-old striker’s absence left manager Andre Villas-Boas without a forward to choose from, but Tottenham are set to throw Emmanuel Adebayor into the fray once back on British shores from the African Cup of Nations duty where he has been on duty with Togo.
He has yet to return to White Hart Lane but Villas-Boas told Sportinglife: “Obviously we have to take a look at him first. We don’t have any news regarding injuries from him, so he’s going to be selected for sure. I have to make a decision whether he will be in the starting XI or not.”
He added: “No (he is not back), we’re trying to establish the best flight connections for him. He had issues to take care of as the tournament finished for Togo, so at the moment we’re trying to see if we can have him back either for today or tomorrow’s training session.
“I spoke to him Monday morning. I know where he is, I’m not sure if I want to make it public. I don’t think it’s strange. We’ve allowed the players two days off.
“The players come back today for 3pm training. A couple of them, (Clint) Dempsey and (Benoit) Assou-Ekotto come back for 3pm tomorrow. We’ve allowed Ade to come back for Friday’s training session if he can’t make it for today’s.”