Chelsea's John Terry injures foot
England's World Cup campaign has been hit by another injury setback with the news that Chelsea defender John Terry was sent to hospital after injuring his foot.
Terry suffered the injury during a team training session on Wednesday, one day after he was named to coach Fabio Capello's 30-man provisional squad for next month's World Cup in South Africa.
Chelsea confirmed Terry was taken to the "hospital for a precautionary scan on his right foot" and that he left the team's training session "walking freely in a protective boot,"
The veteran defender said he should be able to play in Saturday's English FA Cup final between Chelsea and Portsmouth.
"I took a slight knock in training but, with such an important match on Saturday, the right course of action was to put a protective boot on my right foot and have a CT scan," Terry said.
"The scan has shown there is no break and I am hoping to train tomorrow, if not Friday, and of course play in the FA Cup final on Saturday."
It does, however, raise questions as to whether Terry, a key member of the English national team, will be fully fit and ready to play for his country at the World Cup. England's first game of the tournament is June 12 against the United States.
Wednesday's events compound what has been a difficult year for the Chelsea defender, following off-field revelations surrounding his private life. Terry had an extramarital affair with former teammate Wayne Bridge's ex-girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel, which saw him stripped of the England captaincy.
The news also comes as a further blow to Capello, who is dealing with serious injury doubts over midfielder Gareth Barry, and defenders Rio Ferdinand and Ledley King.
Terry and Ferdinand are Capello's first-choice pairing to start in the centre of defence for England at the World Cup.