All those positive prayers from football fans around the world apparently worked as Chelsea have announced that John Terry will be sidelined for “weeks rather than months” following an MRI scan on the injury that forced him off during Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea posted on their official Twitter feed:
“MRI Scans reveal no significant damage to John Terry’s cruciate ligaments. He will be out weeks rather than months.”
The club added in a statement on, www.chelseafc.com:
“Today’s MRI scans on John Terry’s right knee thankfully show no significant damage to the cruciate ligaments.
“Chelsea Football Club’s medical team will conduct further tests over the next two or three days once the swelling has subsided to determine how long John will be out, but it will be a matter of weeks not months.”
Any absence is nevertheless a huge blow for the Blues, with Terry having suffered the injury in his first game back after his domestic four-match racism ban.
So good news for a Chelsea defence that is leaking goals at the moment. Still, Terry is expected to miss the potentially decisive Champions League game at Juventus next week, as well as crucial league matches against West Brom and Manchester City.
Chelsea are already three points behind Man United in the table and cannot afford to fall further behind the two Manchester clubs.