Stamford Bridge skipper having severe nerve problems.
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Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that injury problems have left him short of full fitness for the last five years.
The Stamford Bridge stalwart is currently nursing a nagging nerve problem carried over from last season and is facing up to a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
He has finally been forced to take a break and seek medical assistance after deciding that he could no longer rely on pain-killing injections to get him through games.
Terry hopes a long-term cure for the problem can be found, as he admits it has been a long time since he could consider himself to be in full health.
“The last time I played fit? Maybe five years, maybe more, I can’t really remember,” he told the Daily Mail.
“If you can take an anti-inflammatory and struggle through, you do.
“The pain from this injury is the worst I have had, there is no way I can continue.
“I’m 30 next month and I’ve got to start looking after myself.” (Sky Sports)
What is perhaps more worrying for Chelsea fans is not that John Terry has been playing whilst injured for five years but that he is not able to do so any more. Carlo Ancelotti will be without the England man for an indeterminate period of time and that could well stretch the west London club as they look to retain their Premier League title.
It doesn’t help that Frank Lampard is also having his own injury issues.
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