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Chelsea captain John Terry will be fit for FA Cup final

FA Cup Final, Chelsea v Portsmouth:
Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday 15 May Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live , live text commentary on BBC website and live on ITV


Terry insists he is 'raring to go'

Chelsea captain John Terry says he will be "100% fit" for Saturday's FA Cup final against Portsmouth at Wembley.

Terry hurt his right foot in training on Wednesday but a scan revealed the problem was not a serious one and he returned to training on Thursday.

"I'm fine and looking forward to the game," said the former England skipper.

The incident had briefly raised fears over Terry's participation in the World Cup finals in South Africa, which kick off on 11 June.

Terry, who revealed that the injury scare was caused by a training ground collision with striker Daniel Sturridge, admitted that he had had concerns about his participation this summer.

"I was just running back to goal and Daniel Sturridge fell on top of me. My foot was caught underneath. I thought it was quite bad initially," the 29-year-old Blues defender added.

Ancelotti confident in Terry's fitness

"But once I had the scan, it was just bruising and today there was no problem at all.

"It was sorted out in a couple of hours but I was a bit scared, I must say.

"Once I had the scan I didn't wear the boot, it's just protection really. The doctor advised me to keep it on. But once I got the scan results I was back in my normal trainer."

England manager Fabio Capello will be relieved with the confirmation of Terry's fitness as a number of other important players have suffered injuries recently.


Centre-back Rio Ferdinand, who replaced Terry as England captain earlier this year after the Chelsea man was stripped of the role following allegations about his personal life, has had an injury-plagued season.

And Ferdinand's Manchester United club-mate Wayne Rooney suffered ankle trouble towards the end of a terrific domestic season for the striker.

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is England's biggest concern after being sidelined for four weeks with ankle ligament damage, while David Beckham misses the tournament altogether because of an Achilles injury sustained in March.

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Terry criticises FA over Wembley
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Terry's father admits drug charge
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Barry faces race to prove fitness
26 May 10 |  World Cup 2010
Rooney out for two to three weeks
02 Apr 10 |  Man Utd
Beckham targets comeback after op
16 Mar 10 |  Football
World Cup scouting: centre-backs
23 Mar 10 |  World Cup 2010
Capello strips Terry of captaincy
05 Feb 10 |  Football
Ferdinand dismisses fitness fears
17 Dec 09 |  Man Utd

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