London: 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.