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Terry reveals he feared for World Cup place

John Ley

Published 14/05/2010 | 05:00

John Terry. Photo: Getty Images
John Terry. Photo: Getty Images

JOHN Terry admitted last night that he feared for his place in the World Cup finals after suffering a potentially serious foot injury in training. Terry was hurt in a training ground challenge with Daniel Sturridge and, for two hours, saw his World Cup aspirations begin to evaporate.

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However, Terry, stripped of his country's captaincy following an affair with the former girlfriend of former England team-mate Wayne Bridge, was given the all-clear yesterday and can now prepare to become Chelsea's first captain to lift the coveted League and Cup double.

The defender said: "It was sorted out in a couple of hours, but I was a bit scared, I must say. Once I had the scan I didn't wear the special boot, it was just protection really. The doctor advised me to keep it on. But once I got the scan results I was back in my normal trainer.

Terry added: "I was just running back to goal and Daniel Sturridge fell on top of me. My foot was caught underneath. Once I had the scan, it was just bruising and today there was no problem at all.

"I was delighted when I got the scan results and there was no ligament damage or anything like that. It was just a bit of bruising inside the foot, so no problem at all.

"I felt good today, I felt nothing at all, passing the ball or striking the ball. I came straight here to see the doc and he sent me for a scan straight away. He couldn't tell what it was, it was always going to be a quick scan, nothing serious."

Terry is now relishing the chance to write in name in the annals of Stamford Bridge folklore. "We have got a chance to go down in the club's history, it's never been done before at this club and we have a great chance to do it. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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