Chelsea captain Terry faces spell on sidelines

Updated: Feb 22, 2012, 08:50 AM IST

London: Chelsea captain John Terry could be out for several weeks after aggravating a knee injury ahead of Tuesday`s Champions League last-16 first leg match at Napoli.

"John has tried hard to be ready for tonight`s game but it was clear after training last night that it was not going to be possible," the club said on their website (

"He will undergo an exploratory arthroscopy in the next day or so after which the club`s medical team will be better placed to advise on a prognosis."

Central defender Terry, 31, injured his knee when he collided with the goalpost in last month`s FA Cup match with second tier Portsmouth.

He has already missed five games and will also be sidelined for next week`s England friendly against Netherlands at Wembley.

Bureau Report