Chelsea captain, leader, legend John Terry will be out for “a few weeks” after scans revealed a tear in his glute muscle. JT confirmed the news on his Instagram account this afternoon.
“Gutted to be out injured for a few weeks. Having had a scan it shows I have a tear in my glute muscle, like always I will be working hard to be back fit as soon as possible.”
“Massive game against our London rivals Tottenham tomorrow.”
Terry picked up the injury earlier this week, either during his run-out for the U23s or perhaps after.
It’s yet another rather unfortunate development for the captain in a season where he already had one multi-week injury and where he has lost his starting spot, seemingly for good — as Conte said in his pre-match press conference, “it's a pity because he recovered very well from his last injury; now he needs to stop again.”
John Terry will be turning 36 in a couple weeks, and if his last few injuries are any indication, it’ll be a fair while before we see him back to full fitness. Fortunately, his presence in the dressing room is almost as important these days as his presence used to be on the pitch. He, among all others, will make sure the team understands the significance of tomorrow’ match against Spurs.