England and Spurs star Jermain Defoe set for return from injury after high-tech injection
will be back in action for Spurs on Wednesday, after receiving a high-tech plasma injection to recover from a pelvic muscle injury.
The England striker missed Sunday's FA Cup defeat at Leeds United
, but Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas welcomes Defoe back to his squad for their trip to Norwich City.
And Villas-Boas admits that he's more then happy to embrace the scientific side of medical treatment, with Defoe now fit and ready for a return to action.
He said: "He felt some tightness. It was a grade one injury to his obturator muscle which was treated immediately.
"We acknowledged that resting him for Leeds was almost compulsory so we left him out of the game and he has made an excellent recovery so he is back.
"In muscle injuries there is always a risk of it showing up again, but the medical department feel positive about it and the player is positive and he knows his body well."
Defoe, 30, would normally have required surgery for the injury but following a scan and the injection Villas-Boas is confident in the methods employed by his medical team at White Hart Lane.
"We believe a lot in growth factor treatment and plasma platelet treatments," he added.
"It is a technique that we have been using since the beginning of the season.
"It is not common but does happen from club to club. The player adhered to the treatment very, very well so we can move forward."
Defoe will now be hoping that he is named in Roy Hodgson's England squad for next week's game with Brazil, which is named on Thursday.