Chelsea captain Terry to have scan amid fears of long-term injury

John Terry is to undergo a scan at a London hospital to discover the extent of any knee injury after the Chelsea captain was hurt when Liverpool’s Luis Suarez fell on to his leg, with the former England defender subsequently stretchered off during the 1-1 draw between the sides, the BBC has reported.

It is suspected that Terry, 31, suffered knee ligament damage in the altercation with Suarez, where the Uruguayan striker tumbled and landed with his full weight on Terry’s knee. The force of Suarez’s fall forced Terry’s knee to bend in an unnatural way, although no blame was laid at Suarez’s door as the collision was accidental. As Terry went down, the television broadcaster’s microphones clearly picked up his anguished scream.

Terry had opened the scoring for Chelsea, heading home a 20th minute corner but the centre-back did not last the half. It was Terry’s first league appearance since completing his four-game ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Terry left Stamford Bridge on crutches with a brace on his right knee.

Roberto Di Matteo, the Chelsea manager, said: “We’ll know the extent after the scan…we just hope it’s not a serious injury. When a player like John reacts like that you know it is a painful one.

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