No serious injury for Chelsea captain Terry

John Terry has been cleared of a serious injury following a collision with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez during the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Terry’s Chelsea, the Daily Mail has reported.

The Blues captain was stretchered off following the first-half altercation and initial fears were that Terry had suffered long-term damage but the former England player is due to miss “weeks rather than months,” a Chelsea statement read.

A scan on Monday however showed that Terry had hyper-extended his knee, bending it the wrong way, with the resulting inflammation a source of pain. The Mail adds that doctors told Terry he was fortunate that his studs were not planted on the ground at the moment Suarez tumbled into his leg or he would have most likely snapped the ligaments in his knee.

Terry now faces a race against time to be fit to feature in Chelsea’s FIFA World Club Cup venture to Japan next month. The Premier League side are scheduled to play their first game of the competition on December 13, but Terry is facing further scans to fully assess the injury once the swelling around his knee has dissipated.

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