“It’s just 50-50 whether I play on Saturday”

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Jermain Defoe has been warned not to try to return too soon from his hamstrng injury.

The Tottenham striker picked up the injury during the win against Blackburn earlier this month and had hoped to be fit for Saturday’s game against his former side Portsmouth.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mirror, Defoe said: “I spent Wednesday doing weight and strengthening exercises, and to be honest, my hamstring feels fine. It doesn’t feel as though I have a tear in my muscle.

“I speak to manager Harry Redknapp every day. He asks about my progress and he’s always telling me to be careful because there are important games coming up.

“Both he and I share the opinion that even though it might feel fine we want to give it as long as it needs. So it’s just 50-50 whether I play on Saturday.

“I don’t want to come back half-fit, injure it further and put myself out for even longer.”

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