Relief for Terry after scan

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John Terry hopes to play in the FA Cup final on Saturday after a scan showed no broken bone in his right foot.

The Chelsea skipper hurt his foot in training on Wednesday morning, leading to fears that he may have broken a metatarsal, but a scan has revealed no major problem.

Terry said in a statement to Press Association Sport: "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 play in the FA Cup final on Saturday."

The knock had been a cause for concern for both Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the final against Portsmouth and England manager Fabio Capello, who announced his provisional 30-man World Cup squad on Tuesday.

Terry, stripped of the England captaincy following allegations about his private life this season, was named in Capello's squad alongside fellow centre-halves Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher, Michael Dawson, Ledley King and Matthew Upson.

There have been other pre-World Cup injury scares for England.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney limped out of Sunday's match against Stoke but, like Ferdinand and Terry, has since received a positive diagnosis on his injury.

Midfielder Gareth Barry is Capello's biggest ongoing injury concern while David Beckham was ruled out of the tournament earlier this season.

In hauling Carragher out of retirement and naming King in his 30-man provisional World Cup squad, even though the Tottenham skipper cannot train due to a chronic knee problem, Capello was already signalling he was not entirely happy with his central defensive options.

To lose Terry would have been a major blow for both Ancelotti and Capello.

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