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Terry will be fit for FA Cup final

John Terry is set to captain Chelsea against Portsmouth in the FA Cup final at Wembley this Saturday after fearing he would miss the game through injury.

The England defender injured his right foot during training yesterday and there were initial fears that he would be ruled out of the cup final and possibly the World Cup.

However, scans revealed that Terry hadn’t suffered a broken metatarsal and he took a full part in training at Chelsea earlier today.

‘It was sorted out in a couple of hours but I was a bit scared, I must say,’ Terry told reporters. ‘I was just running back to goal and Daniel fell on top of me. My foot was caught underneath. I thought it was quite bad initially.’

‘But once I had the scan, it was just bruising and today there was no problem at all,’ the England defender continued. ‘I was delighted when I got the scan results and there was no ligament damage or anything like that. It was just a bit of bruising inside the foot so no problem at all.’

‘I felt good today, I felt nothing at all, passing the ball or striking the ball. I came straight here to see the doctor and he sent me for a scan straightaway. He could not tell what it was, it was always going to be a quick scan, nothing serious.’

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti told reporters of his delight with the speed of Terry’s recovery: ‘John Terry had a problem yesterday on his foot,’ the Chelsea manager said. ‘But today trained well without problem. He is fit and ready to play on Saturday without problem.’

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