Chelsea captain John Terry has confirmed on his official Instagram account that he will miss tomorrow’s Champions League second-leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
The 35-year-old has sat out Chelsea’s last five games with the hamstring injury suffered against Newcastle United last month, according to the Evening Standard.
Terry has revealed how desperate he was to be fit for the game at Stamford Bridge, where the tie will start finely poised after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at the Parc des Princes.
“I’m gutted to be missing the PSG game,” the Chelsea captain posted on Instagram.
“It’s so frustrating missing any game, but these big champions league nights at the bridge are unbelievable and it hurts as a player not to be involved.”
“I have thrown everything at my injury trying to get back fit but sometimes you have to let the injury settle, and thankfully I’m on the mend and hope to be back soon.”
Terry’s emotional statement on Instagram might be because he fears that he has played his last Champions League game for the Blues, with his future up in the air.
As The Guardian reports, the former England skipper revealed in January that he is poised to leave Chelsea in the summer after refusing their one-year contract offer.
Terry has made 111 Champions League appearances in his 18 years at Chelsea and has a rich, but chequered, history in the competition. He was suspended for their 2012 triumph over Bayern Munich, and famously missed a penalty in the shootout defeat to Manchester United in the 2008 final.
With Kurt Zouma also on the sidelines, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic will likely remain Guus Hiddink’s centre-back pairing for the visit of the French champions.
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