London: Chelsea skipper John Terry fears that he may be sidelined for months due to a nerve problem in his right leg.
Terry revealed that he has played through the pain since the end of last season, but now wants doctors to find a cure.
"It is at a point where I cannot carry on with it. I used to be able to make it through games because the adrenalin gets you going and you blank the pain out," Terry said.
"But now there is no decision to make. After games I`m in agony and not sleeping at all," a newspaper quoted Terry, as saying.
The possible long-term absence of Terry is a huge loss for boss Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea lost 0-3 to Sunderland on Sunday due to lackluster defence.
Terry will discuss his options at training ground today and he may fly to Italy later this week to see a specialist team recommended by Ancelotti.
"I`m at my wit`s end. I know I won`t play against Birmingham on Saturday but beyond that there are no clues. It could be weeks, it could be months," he said.