England hit by Terry injury

Published Add your comment

Former captain John Terry is a doubt for England's friendly with France on Wednesday after injury forced him out of Chelsea's clash with Sunderland on Sunday.

According to the Blues' website, the central defender experienced a nerve problem in training yesterday leading to "pain in a glut and hamstring muscle".

It is the latest injury worry for both England and Chelsea, with Frank Lampard ruled out for up to a further three weeks after suffering a muscle injury.

While Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti would be loath for his player to be risked, especially in a friendly, England boss Fabio Capello has plenty of cover in central defence with Everton's Phil Jagielka having impressed in his recent international outings.

Other injury doubts are Andy Carroll and Gabriel Agbonlahor, who both picked up injuries playing for their clubs on Saturday.

Carroll will be assessed by England's medical staff tonight, with a groin injury threatening to ruin his chances of making his international debut against France.

The 21-year-old Newcastle striker received his maiden call-up to Capello's squad Saturday night, but his involvement with the 24-man party could now be limited to less than a day after the injury he picked up in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Fulham.

His club have confirmed on their official website the player is to report for duty, where he will be looked at by the England team doctors.

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has already been called up as cover for Carroll and Aston Villa's Agbonlahor, who is also struggling with a knock picked up against Manchester United.

Cole joins Carroll, Agbonlahor, Cardiff's Jay Bothroyd and Tottenham's Peter Crouch as the forwards in Capello's squad, with the Italian light on options with Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney and Bobby Zamora all out injured.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tottenham Hotspur
Carlton Cole
Bobby Zamora
Gabriel Agbonlahor
John Terry
Premier League
Cardiff City
Peter Crouch
Newcastle United
Manchester United
Phil Jagielka
Jermain Defoe
Wayne Rooney
Aston Villa
Jay Bothroyd

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again