Fulham, West London - Monday 12 May 2008 4pm BST.......At about ten minutes match time yesterday at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea Captain John Terry dislocated his left elbow in a play involving Bolton Striker Kevin Davies and Chelsea Goalkeeper Petr Cech. The play concluded as Cech leaped to catch the ball and kneeing teammate Terry in the process. Terry fell to the pitch in pain as the play ended and the whistle was blown. About seven or eight minutes later Terry was lifted onto a stretcher and transported to the hospital for Xrays. Terry was replaced by right back Juliano Belletti for the remainder of the game. After being looked at by Physicians and undergoing the Xrays Terry returned to The Bridge wearing a sling on his left arm to watch the waining moments of the match from the Chelsea sideline and gave a brief interview afterwards.
The Chelsea FC have Monday and Tuesday off and then begin training for their upcoming Champions League Match against EPL Title winner ManUnited on Wednesday 21 May at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Terry has been granted an extended leave of absence and won't be back in training until Friday at the earliest. His fitness level is high enough to excuse him from training entirely if that is required. Terry remains questionable for the upcoming match and if he's not well enough to play then Frank Lampard would assume the captaincy at Moscow but that's an extremely worst case scenario. It's expected that he'll get the green light to play and John wants to play. Team physicians have assured him that an elbow is much less apt to redislocate than a shoulder and Terry is willing to undergo pain killing injections if necessary.
Rival Manchester United after winning The Premiership for the second year in a row yesterday are going for the double and are favored to leave Moscow with their second cup in ten days so having the 27 year old Chelsea Captain in the starting line up is a must. Expect to see him.