Chelsea captain Terry ruled out of Club World Cup
Chelsea captain John Terry was ruled out of the Club World Cup
on Friday because of ongoing injury troubles.
The defender damaged ligaments in his right knee a month ago,
and doctors fear the long flight to Japan could hinder his
”The inflammation during the flight will not be the best thing
for him, so he will not travel,” Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez
said. ”He wanted to go and to help, but it’s better that he stays
”We don’t know when he will play. We have to wait and see how
Chelsea’s first game at the Club World Cup is Wednesday’s
semifinal match against either Ulsan Hyundai or Monterrey in
Chelsea earned its spot at the Club World Cup by winning the
European Cup for the first time in May.
But 200 days after winning the Champions League, Chelsea became
the first holders to go out in the group stage on Wednesday.