Terry brushes aside injury concerns

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Chelsea defender John Terry today insisted he is "fine" and looking forward to Saturday's FA Cup final against Portsmouth.

Terry hurt his right foot in training yesterday but scans showed there was no break and he was back in training today.

And the England international told reporters he would be "100% fit" for Wembley, saying: "I'm fine and looking forward to the game."

The 29-year-old defender revealed he picked up the injury in a training ground collision with striker Daniel Sturridge.

He explained: "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.

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

"I was delighted when I got the scan results and there was no ligament damage or anything like that. It was just a bit of bruising inside the foot so no problem at all.

"I felt good today, I felt nothing at all, passing the ball or striking the ball. I came straight here to see the doctor and he sent me for a scan straight away. He couldn't tell what it was, it was always going to be a quick scan, nothing serious."

Terry admitted he was concerned the problem could have affected his participation in this summer's World Cup final in South Africa.

The former captain continued: "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."