England defender John Terry ruled out of World Cup qualifier against Ukraine
The FA has confirmed that John Terry will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday.
Last Updated: 09/09/12 2:42pm
The Football Association has confirmed that John Terry will miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday.
The Chelsea defender picked up an ankle problem in the 5-0 victory over Moldova but played on as England had used their three substitutions, before eventually going off with a couple of minutes remaining.
Roy Hodgson admitted straight after the game that he was concerned about Terry's fitness ahead of the next match at Wembley, but praised his battling qualities.
Terry has now been ruled out of the clash with Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine, leaving Hodgson with a gap to plug in the heart of his back four.
Gary Cahill is likely to replace Terry and partner Joleon Lescott at centre-back in the second qualifying match of the campaign.
It would be Cahill's first appearance at Wembley since he suffered the broken jaw against Belgium which ruled him out of Euro 2012.
Phil Jagielka, who partnered Lescott when they were team-mates at Everton, is the other player in contention.
Left-back Ashley Cole had already been ruled out with the ankle injury which prevented him from playing in Chisinau and remains on 98 caps.
But Leighton Baines proved a capable deputy against Moldova and scored England's final goal.