John Terry 100% Fit For FA Cup Final
Chelsea skipper John Terry has said that he will be “100% fit” for the FA Cup final against Portsmouth on Saturday at Wembley.
Terry’s participation in the match was cast into doubt following an incident during training on Wednesday which saw him hurt his right foot, but Terry was quick to return to training with his club on Thursday.
"I’m fine and looking forward to the game," said the former England captain.
The incident briefly sparked concern over whether Terry would be able to participate in this summer’s South African World Cup.
The scare was caused by a collision with Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, which caused Terry himself concern over whether he’d be appearing in the World Cup.
“I was just running back to goal and Daniel Sturridge fell on top of me. My foot was caught underneath. I thought it was quite bad initially," the 29-year-old Blues defender added.
"But once I had the scan, it was just bruising and today there was no problem at all.
"It was sorted out in a couple of hours but I was a bit scared, I must say.
"Once I had the scan I didn’t wear the boot, it’s just protection really. The doctor advised me to keep it on. But once I got the scan results I was back in my normal trainer."
The news of Terry’s fitness will be welcome news to England coach Fabio Capello who has seen a number of key players suffer injury scares.
Players such as newly appointed captain Rio Ferdinand and his Manchester United club-mate Wayne Rooney, who was troubled with ankle issues following a superb domestic season which saw him breach the 30-goal barrier.
Ladbrokes offer 1/5 odds of Chelsea triumphing over Portsmouth and obtaining their historic double this weekend.
All odds correct at the time of writing and subject to change.