Terry to miss England match but return against QPR for Chelsea

John Terry will not play for England against Ukraine on Tuesday but is expected to be fit to feature for Chelsea against Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Terry suffered an ankle ligament injury while playing for England against Moldova and despite the score line already looking comfortable for Roy Hodgson’s side, since England had used their three substitutes Terry stayed on the pitch despite the manager’s offer to withdraw him.

Gary Cahill, Terry’s Chelsea teammate, or Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka, is in line to replace Terry against the Euro 2012 co-hosts in a repeat of the final Group D game from the summer tournament. England won the match 1-0 but Ukraine were angered when a second-half effort appeared to cross the line but was not given by the officials – it was cleared by Terry.

Terry is said to be eager to be fit for his club’s next fixture as his recent history is marked by altercations with QPR and, specifically, Anton Ferdinand. Terry was accused and later cleared of racially abusing Ferdinand but faces a Football Association charge over the matter, due to be heard later this month.

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