Terry reveals he feared for World Cup place
Published 14/05/2010 | 05:00
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.
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)