The Stamford Bridge skipper could return in a matter of days, after predicting that he could be on the sidelines for a number of months.
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John Terry could be back in action for Chelsea in just a few DAYS – after predicting it could take several months.
And defensive partner Alex is set to play at Birmingham today despite needing knee surgery.
Boss Carlo Ancelotti said: “I spoke to John and he’s optimistic. I think we can move on this problem quickly and get him in the right condition to play.”
Brazilian Alex, 28, was expected to be out for up to eight weeks with a knee injury but has postponed surgery to face Birmingham’s giant hitman Nikola Zigic.
And skipper Terry who feared he could be out for “weeks or months” with sciatica, is now eyeing a return after a flying visit to a specialist in Milan.
The England star, 29, could even play against Zilina in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Ancelotti added: “There was good news from the visit in Italy – it’s a tight muscle, which we have to relax, so the nerve can move without problem.
“It means we have to look at his situation day by day. Today he has pain and will not be involved in the game but maybe it can happen the next game he will be able to play.”
The news is a massive boost for Ancelotti whose side crashed to a shock 3-0 home defeat against Sunderland without Terry and Alex.
Ancelotti admits Terry often plays injured but has warned him there can be no more injections to get him through games.
He said: “He’ll continue to want to play every game, to work hard every training session. But injections are not the aims of our medical staff. That’s not our way.”
As for Alex, Ancelotti added: “He will be available to play at Birmingham – this is good news.
“We know he needs to have surgery but now we are in a position where we can delay it.” (The Sun)
This would be great news for Chelsea, but does it not seem a little far-fetched? After confirming that he may be out for months, John Terry is now able to play in just a matter of days?
Terry was sorely missed during the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland, and that game showed how big an asset the England player is to Chelsea. Obviously it would be great to see him return quickly, but it would be reckless to rush him back if he is not fully fit.
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