Terry awaits more tests, set to miss West Brom, Juve and Man City clashes

08:58 13 November 2012

John Terry after suffering his injury. Photo: PA

John Terry after suffering his injury. Photo: PA

John Terry was today set for more tests on his knee injury to determine precisely how long Chelsea would be forced to cope without him.

Blues captain Terry escaped a lengthy lay-off yesterday after the club confirmed he had suffered “no significant damage” to his cruciate ligaments in their Premier League draw with Liverpool.

The European champions announced captain Terry would be sidelined for “weeks rather than months” following an MRI scan on the injury to his right knee that forced him off during Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge.

However, that could be anywhere up to five or six weeks and the club added in a statement on their official website, www.chelseafc.com: “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.”

Any absence represents a huge blow for the Blues and could hurt them badly in the three competitions in which they most crave success.

Terry will almost certainly miss next Tuesday’s Champions League Group E game at Juventus, which Chelsea must not lose if they are to keep their fate in their own hands.

That is sandwiched by crucial league matches against West Brom and Manchester City, which the Blues will be looking to win to avoid slipping further behind leaders Manchester United.

An absence of more than four weeks would make Terry a major doubt for the Blues’ trip to Japan early next month for the Club World Cup, which manager Roberto Di Matteo last week admitted he was desperate to win.

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