Terry misses qualifiers
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John Terry has been ruled out of England's forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.
John Terry has been ruled out of England's World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Chelsea captain suffered a knee injury during The Blues' 2-0 win over Tottenham at the weekend - and has been ruled out of the qualifiers after England's medical staff assessed the injury.
Three Lions chief Sven Goran Eriksson will now decide whether or not he requires to call up a replacement, although with Ledley King, Sol Campbell and Gary Neville also injured, his options are already limited.
The loss of Terry is likely to mean that Liverpool's Jamie Carragher will get the chance to start both the games over the coming eight days alongside Rio Ferdinand, while Charlton's Luke Young could be handed a competitive debut at right back.
An alternative option would be to shift Carragher to full back, a position he performed with distinction at Anfield before switching to central defence, or drafting in versatile Everton man Phil Neville.
Meanwhile, David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Chris Kirkland sat out the training session on Tuesday with Liverpool captain Gerrard rated the biggest doubt of the trio.