Monday, October 11, 2010

Terry Injured

Injured Terry to miss England qualifier

Sunday, October 10, 2010 -
    LONDON — Central defender John Terry will miss England’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro on Tuesday because of a back injury.
    The Football Association said in a statement on Sunday that Chelsea captain Terry had returned to his club after being assessed by England medical staff.

   The FA said Terry "will not be fit to play any part in Tuesday’s game against Montenegro. No further call-ups will be made at this time."

   Terry’s place alongside Rio Ferdinand in central defence is likely to go to Joleon Lescott, with Gary Cahill available as an alternative. Cahill was drafted into the squad after Phil Jagielka, who played in qualifying victories over Bulgaria and Switzerland last month, pulled out with a hamstring problem.
Coach Fabio Capello also lost winger Aaron Lennon to injury, resulting in a call-up for Stewart Downing.

    England is second in Group G, with six points from two games, while Montenegro is top with nine points from three matches. A victory at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday would put Capello’s side top of the group.
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