Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry is to be sidelined for a long-term after sustaining an injury suspected to be broken metatarsal.
The Chelsea legend was pulled out after only 20 minutes of his Championship side Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon.
John Terry, who signed a one-year contract at Villa Park, was helped off the field by a medical staff before he was substituted by former Blackburn and QPR defender back Chris Samba.
The centre-back was later taken to the hospital for medical scans to know the damage sustained, but Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce let slip the length of his injury layoff.
Manager Steve Bruce was quoted as saying: “It looks like it’s [the injury layoff] going to be a while [long-term].
“We [Aston Villa] think he’s [John Terry] broken a metatarsal in his [John Terry]nfoot. We’ll [Aston Villa] know just how bad it [the injury] is in the next few hours [after the scan].”
Aston Villa were already down by a goal to mid-table side Sheffield Wednesday, thanks to Adam Reach’s stunning effort inside the first minute of the encounter, before Jordan Rhodes and Christopher Samba exchanged goals.
John Terry’s side drops to the fifth position in the English Championship with the Saturday result.