Terry doubtful for Chelsea’s Champions League game vs Paris St Germain
Chelsea captain John Terry is a major doubt for the team’s Champions League encounter against Paris St Germain on Tuesday after going off injured in his side’s 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.football Updated: Feb 14, 2016 13:45 IST
Chelsea captain John Terry is a major doubt for the team’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg encounter against Paris St Germain on Tuesday after going off injured in his side’s 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.
“We have just two days to recover and it is something to think about in the future because two days of recovery is not enough,” manager Guus Hiddink said of Terry.
The experienced defender appeared to land awkwardly when challenging in the air and was replaced by Baba Rahman.
“There will be an examination tomorrow, hopefully it’s a small muscular problem. It’s in his hamstring, there will be a scan and we’ll know more,” Hiddink added.
“It’s difficult and we also have a huge FA Cup game. We have to stay calm and make wise decisions towards Tuesday and the upcoming week.”
Chelsea’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season rest almost solely on them winning the competition as they are 12th in the Premier League, 14 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.
They play French champions PSG away on Tuesday with the second leg at Stamford Bridge on March 9.