John Terry ruled out of England-France friendly

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says John Terry will miss

England’s friendly against France on Wednesday because of a back

injury.

The center back was ruled out of Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat to

Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday because of the problem.

Ancelotti says Terry ”is not able to play for England.”

The Italian manager says he hopes Terry will be fit to play in

Chelsea’s next league match, at Birmingham on Saturday.

Terry’s absence means England captain Rio Ferdinand is likely to

be partnered by Phil Jagielka in central defense against France at

Wembley.