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Relieved Terry confirms no break after injury scare

Terry is a key player for both his club side Chelsea and England.
Terry is a key player for both his club side Chelsea and England.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • John Terry injures his right foot in training with club side Chelsea
  • Former England captain says scan revealed no break and he will be fit for FA Cup final
  • Terry was stripped of the England captaincy after allegations about his private life
  • England have a number of injury worries ahead of the World Cup finals in South Africa

(CNN) -- John Terry has reassured both club and country that the injury he suffered in training on Wednesday is not serious and does not jeopardize his chances of playing in the World Cup finals.

The Chelsea captain limped out of training with his right foot in a protective boot, casting doubt over his participation in the FA Cup final against Portsmouth on Saturday.

But an immediate scan revealed that his foot was not fractured as had been feared.

"I took a slight knock in training but with such an important match on Saturday the right course of action was to put a protective boot on my right foot and have a CT scan," Terry said in a statement.

"The scan has shown there is no break and I am hoping to train tomorrow (Thursday) if not Friday and of course play in the FA Cup final on Saturday."

A metatarsal fracture would have left Terry with no chance of featuring in England's campaign in South Africa next month and left manager Fabio Capello with a major injury headache.

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But the injury scare is another twist in a season of highs and lows for Terry, who was stripped of the England captaincy by Capello following allegations about his private life.

The scan has shown there is no break and I am hoping to train tomorrow (Thursday) if not Friday and of course play in the FA Cup final on Saturday
--John Terry
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In the immediate aftermath, Chelsea's title challenge suffered a series of setbacks and Terry himself appeared to suffer a loss of form.

But all that was forgotten on Sunday as Terry, who still holds the Chelsea captaincy, led them to an 8-0 win over Wigan to reclaim the English Premier League title after a gap of three years.

He is considered a key player in Capello's line-up for the World Cup finals in South Africa, named alongside fellow center backs Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher, Michael Dawson, Ledley King and Matthew Upson.

But with injury concerns over both King and Ferdinand, Capello will want a fully-fit Terry for the challenges ahead.

Other than Manchester United pair Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney, who limped out of their final league match against Stoke, midfielder Gareth Barry is Capello's biggest ongoing injury concern while David Beckham was ruled out of the finals earlier this season.

Should Terry still miss out on the Wembley showdown with Pompey, Carlo Ancelotti would probably pair Alex with Serbian Branislav Ivanovic.