No break for relieved Terry

John Terry is confident that he will be able to play in Saturday's FA Cup final against Portsmouth, allaying fears that the Chelsea and England defender may be forced to miss this summer's World Cup.

The 29-year-old injured his right foot in training and it was initially thought that he had suffered a broken metatarsal.

Terry was taken from the training ground to hospital but a scan has shown that he did not suffer a break.

He said in a statement:"I took a slight knock in training but, with such an important match on Saturday, the right course of action was to put a protective boot on my right foot and have a CT scan.

"The scan has shown there is no break and I am hoping to train tomorrow if not Friday and of course play in the FA Cup final on Saturday."

England's first game in South Africa is just over four weeks away, so Fabio Capello will be relieved to hear that his former captain is not set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Terry was stripped of the England captaincy earlier in the year following allegations about his private life but had been named in Capello's provisional 30-man World Cup squad on Tuesday.

Fellow centre-halves Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher, Michael Dawson, Ledley King and Matthew Upson were also named in the preliminary squad.

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