Chelsea have been handed an injury boost after John Terry, who has been ruled out for around 10 days – due to an ankle injury – has stepped up his recovery. The Blues skipper suffered a knock in the dying moments of their 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Sunday (11 September).
Antonio Conte's team take on Liverpool on Friday night (16 September) in the Premier League and even though Terry will not be available for the crucial clash, it will come as a boost that the skipper is on his way back to full fitness. The former England international shared a video of him jogging in the pool and is hoping to return to the training pitch on Thursday to continue his recovery.
"Swelling on the way down today enabling me to have a light jog in the pool, hopefully I can progress that to outside tomorrow," Terry wrote on his official Instagram account alongside a video of him in the pool.
Chelsea had confirmed the injury ahead of their game against the Reds with transfer deadline day signing David Luiz likely to be named as Terry's replacement for the clash at Stamford Bridge on Friday. The Brazilian defender, who returned to the west London club two years after leaving for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 will partner Gary Cahill at the heart of the Blues' defence.
Conte's side face Leicester City in the League Cup following their clash against Liverpool on 21 September and then travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on 24 September. The Italian manager will hope to have Terry back for the London derby, which will be a crucial clash in terms of the championship battle and for a place in the top four at the end of the campaign.