John Terry Injury: Updates on Chelsea Star's Knee

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent INovember 11, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11:  John Terry of Chelsea is injured in a collision with Luis Suarez of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on November 11, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Chelsea captain John Terry was forced out of Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool after suffering a brutal knee injury late in the first half, according to SkySports.com.

UPDATE: Friday, Dec. 7 at 9:20 a.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

The club's official Twitter page has more distressing news for Terry, as it looks like he will continue to be out of action for the Blues for the time being:

Benitez rules John Terry out of the Club World Club due to injury. Frank Lampard is in the squad for Sunderland. #CFC

— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 7, 2012

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UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 16 at 8:15 a.m. ET by Tim Daniels

More good news for the Blues. It turns out Terry should be able to return in less than a month from his knee injury, according to the team's Twitter feed, which is far less than initially feared.

RDM: "With JT we're looking at approximately three weeks out, fortunately it's not as bad as we first thought." #CFC

— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) November 16, 2012

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UPDATE: Monday, November 12 at 11:32 a.m. ET

Encouraging news for Chelsea fans as an MRI revealed John Terry's knee is better than initially feared, according to ESPN's Staff.

Chelsea reveal John Terry will be out "for weeks rather than months" after an MRI scan showed "no significant damage" to his knee. #cfc

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 12, 2012

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Terry was carted off after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez fell awkwardly on his right leg following Terry's tackle attempt. Terry will undergo an MRI scan on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, according to SkySports.com.

Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo had the following to say about Terry's injury following Sunday's draw at Stamford Bridge (per SkySports.com):

We will have to wait until the swelling goes down on John's knee before we can assess the extent of the injury. At the moment he is still here at Stamford Bridge. It's a shame for him as he has just come back from his ban. I hope the injury is not too serious.

The 31-year-old defender was making his first appearance for Di Matteo's side after serving a four-match ban for racially abusing an opponent. 

He has one goal in seven Premier League appearances for the Blues in 2012-13. Terry's leadership and stout defense will certainly be missed in the Chelsea back line moving forward if he can't return to the lineup for any length of time.

He's one of the club's most experienced players, arguably its best defender and invaluable as a captain. 

Keep it right here for more information on the status of John Terry's knee as it becomes available. 

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