Eng­land fur­ther de­pleted as Terry breaks down in train­ing

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DOHA: Eng­land could face Brazil here to­day with only two first-choice play­ers af­ter cap­tain John Terry suf­fered an an­kle in­jury that has left him doubt­ful for the match.

Terry had been ex­pected to speak to the me­dia but his place at the press con­fer­ence was taken by Gareth Barry, cast­ing doubt on whether the Chelsea de­fender will be risked in to­day’s friendly.

If Terry is ruled out, Barry and Wayne Rooney will be the only rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Fabio Capello’s first-choice line-up in the side that takes on the five­times world cham­pi­ons.

Against that back­drop, it ap­peared un­likely that Capello would con­tem­plate tak­ing any risks with Terry’s fit­ness.

Terry’s Chelsea team­mate Frank Lam­pard flew home on Thurs­day af­ter suf­fer­ing a thigh in­jury in train­ing.

Lam­pard will be out for three weeks and will likely miss League matches against Wolver­hamp­ton , Arse­nal and Manch­ester City, as well as a Cham­pi­ons League meet­ing with FC Porto.

He will also miss his club’s League Cup quar­ter­fi­nal against Black­burn.

Lam­pard has scored six goals this sea­son for the League leaders. – Sapa-AFP

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