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Chelsea captain John Terry confident of winning fitness race for PSG clash

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Prognosis positive.  That's the word from John Terry's camp, as relayed by the all-hearing ears of some local sources.  Here's Simon Johnson of the Evening Standard.

...Standard Sport understands that Terry told friends after the match at Stamford Bridge that the injury was minor, and is confident he can still make the starting line-up. The 35-year-old had a scan at the training ground yesterday, and while the club were keeping the results quiet, it is believed it showed no significant damage in his right leg.

-source: Evening Standard

I had seen other reports corroborating the results of the scan — no tear in the hamstring — which could mean that Terry will be fit for Tuesday's Champions League visit to Paris.  While Hiddink has maintained repeatedly that the club will take it slow and easy with Terry's injury, just as we did with Eden Hazard's, we all know that if JT's anywhere close to being able to play, he will want to be out there, putting it all on the line for Chelsea.

JT's fitness could un-complicate some of the team selection dilemmas facing Chelsea for this match.  Branislav Ivanovic hasn't played center back seriously for well over two years, while behind him, it's highly doubtful that young Matt Miazga (19) or Jake Clarke-Salter (18) are anywhere near ready at the moment.  Terry and Cahill aren't the most mobile of center back pairings, but their experience should be helpful when facing the one-man wrecking crew that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

So, hopefully these reports prove to be true and the hamstring issue will turn out to have been nothing more than a precaution.

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