England further depleted as Terry breaks down in training
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