Terry shrugs off injury fears, to play in Saturday's FA Cup final

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London, May 13 (ANI): Chelsea skipper John Terry, hurt his right foot tackling Daniel Sturridge in training, but is hoping to play in Saturday's FA Cup final after giving England manager Fabio Capello a World Cup scare.

Terry's injury raised fears that England's 'curse of the metatarsal' has struck again. He went to hospital wearing a protective boot but scans revealed no major problem.

Gary Neville, David Beckham, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney all suffered broken metatarsals in the build-up to previous World Cups. So it was relief all round when Terry's scan proved negative.

"I took a slight knock but with such an important match on Saturday the right course of action was to put a protective boot on.

"The scan has shown there is no break. I'm hoping to train tomorrow if not Friday and, of course, play in the FA Cup final," The Sun quoted Terry, as saying.

The slight injury had been a worry for both Carlo Ancelotti and Capello, who announced his initial 30-man World Cup squad on Tuesday.

Losing Terry would have been a major blow for both coaches. (ANI)

Story first published: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 16:25 [IST]
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