Chelsea's John Terry suffered a dangerous collision with Luis Suarez in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, and as the captain rolled around the floor in pain it was looking likely that he would be out of action for a significant period of time this season.
However, Chelsea have now confirmed that the damage done to Terry's knee wasn't as great as initially expected, posting this statement regarding the skipper's condition on their official Twitter page: "MRI Scans reveal no significant damage to John Terry's cruciate ligaments. He will be out weeks rather than months."
In an official statement released to chelseafc.com, the club also said: Today's MRI scans on John Terry's right knee thankfully show no significant damage to the cruciate ligaments. Chelsea Football Club's medical team will conduct further tests over the next two or three days once the swelling has subsided to determine how long John will be out, but it will be a matter of weeks not months."
Prior to the incident Terry had given his side the lead, heading the ball into the back of the net in the 20th minute. However, less than twenty minutes later he was being carried off the pitch after accidentally colliding with Liverpool's Luis Suarez, his knee awkwardly bending underneath the weight of the striker.
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