Chelsea captain John Terry couldn’t breath after breaking ribs in Champions League win over Benfica
Chelsea captain John Terry will undergo a scan today after revealing he has cracked two ribs in their Champions League victory over Benfica and was struggling to breath before he came off.
The 31-year-old came off an hour into Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg clash against Benfica having initially suffered the injury in the first-leg victory in Lisbon.
Despite playing in Saturday’s Premier League win over Aston Villa, Terry admitted he was gasping for air after Wednesday night’s 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.
“I couldn’t breathe and my chest was closing up,” said Terry.
“I was having a difficult time out there, especially in the first half. Hopefully, I’ll be OK.
“I don’t know how long I’ll be out. I will have a scan in the morning (Thursday) and we will see where we go from there. It’s just horrible.
“When you get one in the ribs, you can’t do anything about it, you can’t treat it, you just have let it heal, but I can get through games definitely.
“I thought it was OK but, later in the second half, it just seemed to be getting worse and I was struggling to breathe to be honest.
“It was difficult. I have never felt anything like that before.”