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Terry 'out for weeks not months': Chelsea

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo was fearing the worst after John Terry sustained a knee injury at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea‘s John Terry grimaces on the field after colliding with Liverpool‘s Luis Suarez during their Premier League match on November 11. Terry has suffered “no significant damage” following a scan on his right knee and will be out for weeks rather than months, Chelsea announced Monday.

LONDON - John Terry has suffered “no significant damage” following a scan on his right knee and will be out for weeks rather than months, Chelsea announced Monday.

Injury cut short Terry’s return to action during the Blues’ 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

Chelsea skipper John Terry was returning from a four-match domestic ban for racial abuse

Chelsea’s John Terry leaves Stamford Bridge on crutches after their Premier League match against Liverpool on November 11. Terry was injured during the match after a collision with Liverpool player Luis Suarez.

Suspended for four domestic matches after being found guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in a match last season, Terry got on the score-sheet at Stamford Bridge with a 20th-minute header.

It was the former England defender’s 50th goal in all competitions for the reigning European champions, but he was forced to leave the fray fewer than 20 minutes later.

Chelsea have now failed to win in their last three Premier League games

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez (2nd L) heads the ball past Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech (R) to score the equaliser. Liverpool punished the hosts 17 mins before full-time when Suso’s corner was flicked on by Jamie Carragher and Suarez evaded Ramires to nod home.

Terry went down clutching his right leg after an accidental collision with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and was carried from the field on a stretcher in the 39th minute, with Gary Cahill coming on in his place.

Suarez later claimed an equaliser for Liverpool, to leave Chelsea three points behind leaders Manchester United in third place.

Uruguay international Suarez took to Twitter after the game to send Terry his best wishes.

“Hugs to Terry, I hope it’s nothing serious,” he wrote.

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