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Guard delays meeting over Terry crash

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The security guard who has hit by John Terry's car on Tuesday night has delayed his meeting with the Chelsea captain because he does not want to "cause a fuss".

Steve Rowley, who is deputy security manager at the club, was hit by the England defender's Range Rover after Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Initial reports suggested that Mr Rowley had broken his leg but he released a statement confirming the collision had left it badly bruised.

Terry was not aware of the accident until he was telephoned at home in Oxshott and he was found to have no alcohol in his blood when breathalysed by Surrey Police.

Phil Hall, spokesman for the former England captain, told Press Association Sport that Terry had intended to meet Mr Rowley on Thursday but the security guard declined, saying that he did not want to cause a fuss.

Hall said: "John rang him this morning and after training this afternoon to ask Steve how he was.

"Steve said he was fine and that he was resting up. John discussed visiting him but he just said: 'No, don't worry about it. It's not worth the hassle, there's nothing that you can't say that you haven't already done, it'll just turn into more of a media circus if you do come.'"

"John and Steve have now agreed to meet up some time in the next week at work. I don't know what John has planned. I think he wants it to remain private.

"Steve has been told he needs to rest for a one week but he thinks he could be back at work sooner."

Hall revealed that the 29-year-old will meet with Surrey Police again next week.

"John will have to meet the police as is the procedure for this kind of thing," said Hall. "The police officer who initiated the operation is off until next week apparently so he will talk to him then."

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