John Terry suffers broken metatarsal, says Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce
Last Updated: 04/11/17 8:33pm
Aston Villa centre-half John Terry suffered a broken metatarsal in his foot in the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, manager Steve Bruce has confirmed.
The 36-year-old limped off to be replaced by Chris Samba after just 21 minutes at Villa Park, and within a minute of his withdrawal Wednesday struck to go 2-0 ahead.
"It looks like it's going to be a while. We think he's broken a metatarsal in his foot," Bruce said. "We'll know just how bad it is in the next few hours."
Terry has featured in every Championship game so far this season since signing a one-year deal with the Villains after leaving Chelsea in the summer, and his injury will come as a major blow.
Terry later confirmed the news via his personal Instagram account, revealing a CT scan had revealed a break in his 5th metatarsal.
Villa went into the game on a fabulous run of form having won six from their previous eight games, but straight from the kick-off Wednesday's Ross Wallace gained possession to set up Adam Reach, who produced a stunning goal after just 18 seconds.
Jordan Rhodes doubled Wednesday's lead shortly after Terry hobbled down the tunnel, and though the former England international's replacement Samba notched a goal to make it 2-1, it was the Owls who recorded just their second away victory of the season.
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