John Terry believes that the injury he suffered yesterday against Liverpool is not serious.
Terry was left punching the turf in pain after his clash with Suarez before being carried off by medical staff. It is the same right knee which underwent surgery back in February to alleviate joint bruising. The good news for Terry and for Chelsea is that yesterday’s incident was simply a freak incident and no the result of any underlying weakness in the knee. He will undergo MRI scan today
The injury is a big setback to Terry personally whose outward show of emotion after scoring Chelsea’s opening goal was clearly evident to the Chelsea fans. The game was Terry’s first after his 4 match ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Euphoria turned to agony for the Chelsea captain as minutes after his 50th club goal he was carried off in a stretcher by the Chelsea medical staff.
Chelsea have now registered just 2 points in 3 games and trail United by 3 points at the top of the league. Chelsea’s manager Roberto Di Matteo, however, saw no cause for concern.
“We’re in much better shape than in previous years and still very close to our best. We’re still in the mix and we’re still in a good momentum”.
Suarez, although his clash with Terry was purely accidental, showed obvious concern for the stricken Terry. He later tweeted “Hugs to Terry. Hope it’s nothing serious”.