The World Cup hopes of England defender John Terry are in doubt after he was rushed to hospital for a scan on a suspected fractured metatarsal.
Terry, one of five central defenders named in Fabio Capello’s World Cup 30-man preliminary squad yesterday, suffered a knock in training ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Portsmouth in this weekend’s FA Cup final.
A statement from Chelsea claimed that Terry left the club’s Cobham training complex “walking freely in a protective boot”. The former England captain will undergo a scan this evening, with the results expected to be made public tomorrow.
The news is a further blow to England coach Fabio Capello, who already has fitness concerns over Rio Ferdinand and Ledley King, with England’s final 23 man squad due to be submitted on June 1.
Terry is no stranger to metatarsal injuries, having been kept out for 14 games back in December 2007.