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Chelsea expect Terry back in three weeks

ESPN staff
November 16, 2012
John Terry © Getty Images

Chelsea are confident John Terry will be back in action in three weeks' time.

Blues captain Terry returned from his domestic suspension and was on target with a goal against Liverpool, but he left the contest on a stretcher following a sickening collision with Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan tumbled into Terry, whose leg took the full weight of the impact. It looked a horror injury and early reports suggested he would be sidelined for the season.

But a scan on Monday confirmed no serious ligament damage, although more tests would be required.

And it would appear the positive test results have continued with Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo stating Terry should be back in action in three weeks.

"With JT we're looking at approximately three weeks out," Di Matteo told a press conference on Friday. "Fortunately it's not as bad as we first thought. It's an MCL (medial cruciate ligament) strain.

"Terry's injury was unfortunate as he looked sharp and gave the team a lot of confidence, but you have to deal with injuries."

Terry will miss some key games during his absence, including the Champions League trip to Juventus on Tuesday and the Premier League clash at home to Manchester City on November 25, but he could be back in time for the trip to Sunderland on December 8.

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