John Terry has been ruled out of action for “approximately 10 days” by Chelsea with strained foot ligaments, meaning the defender will miss Friday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.
Chelsea confirmed in a short statement that Terry, who picked up the injury in the final minutes of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City and left the Liberty Stadium on crutches, will be out of action for approximately 10 days.
Terry underwent immediate treatment from Chelsea’s medical staff on the squad’s return from south Wales on Sunday, but swelling around the 35-year-old’s ankle delayed the scan that has now confirmed the extent of the injury.
It means the Chelsea captain is definitely out of Liverpool’s visit to Stamford Bridge as well as next Tuesday’s EFL Cup third-round tie against Leicester City, and faces a fight to recover for the Blues’ trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal on September 24th.
In Terry’s absence, David Luiz is expected to make his first Chelsea appearance since finalising a shock return to Stamford Bridge after two years at Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day. The Brazilian, along with fellow new arrival Marcos Alonso, was an unused substitute against Swansea.