As we start to come down from the high of yesterday's incredible performance at the Camp Nou, we're going to have to deal with the aftermath - namely a crisis in defence. John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic will both miss out on the Champions League final through suspension, but the immediate concern is the injury that centre half Gary Cahill picked up six minutes in when he slipped in the penalty area and damaged a hamstring.
We're still not entirely sure how bad the injury is, although he was able to play on for another few minutes and was ok jogging, but losing Cahill for an extended period would absolutely cripple our centre back depth with David Luiz also injured. Fortunately, the defender seems hopeful that things aren't as bad as they initially appeared:
I'm hoping [the injury is] not as bad as we first thought. I just felt a pop in my hamstring. But it's high up, which they tell me is probably better than it being right in the middle. I just pray the scan's all right.
Source: Sky Sports.
Please get well soon. Although we're not in great shape for the Queens Park Rangers match no matter what, having Cahill back in time to be available for our two cup finals (especially the Champions League final, which we're totally in) would make me a lot more comfortable about our chances.