Chelsea's John Terry reacts after their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Stamford Bridge in London, December 4, 2010. REUTERS
Cairo - 06November 2017: The coach of Aston Villa, Steve Bruce, has confirmed that veteran defender John Terry has broken his metatarsal bone in his right leg and will take, "a long time off the pitch."
Terry, 36-years-old, arrived last summer at the Villa Park team after spending his entire career at Chelsea. He got injured at the 21st minute of their 2-1 defeat at home against Sheffield on Wednesday. The injury came during the 16th round of the Championship's Cup.
"John had to be transferred to the hospital and it looks like he's going to be away for a long time," Bruce said at the post-press conference.
"We believe that a metatarsal bone of one foot has been broken, which is very bad news for us," Bruce continued.
"He has been at an exceptional level with us in the last few months and we will analyze and think calmly tomorrow. The loss of key players like John, our captain, is critical, let's hope it is not very serious, and that he is away for only six weeks instead of 12," said the coach.
The English international, who arrived with a one-season contract to Aston Villa, has started every game of the championship and his injury is a serious blow to the club's promotion options.
The 'Villains', who had won six of their last eight games, fell on Saturday against Sheffield Wednesday and march in fifth place in the championship with 26 points.