Chelsea star John Terry has picked up an injury during their 4-0 Champions League win over Maccabi Tel –Aviv on Tuesday, according to reports from ESPN.
Terry was stretchered off in the 72nd minute and is expected to miss the London derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that the former England captain has an ankle problem, citing the poor quality of the field as the reason for his injury.
“The surface was bad and dangerous,” Mourinho said. “John has an ankle problem that we don’t know yet the dimension of.
“For John to leave the pitch with the result 1-0 I know already that he is in trouble.
“My medical department is really good. John is a special guy, with a special desire to recover. But I think to leave the pitch with the result 1-0, I don’t believe too much that he can play [against Spurs].”
Mourinho’s men went top of their Champions League group with an impressive display, but things were made easier when former Blues defender Tal Ben Haim was sent off for hacking Diego Costa’s leg in the first half.
Goals from Gary Cahill, Willian, Oscar, and Kurt Zouma secured a comfortable victory, but now Mourinho will hope that Terry recovers soon ahead of a hectic December period.
The Premier League champions will travel to White Hart Lane and play Spurs this Sunday.