Di Matteo gives Chelsea fans some good and bad news.
It was only last Sunday that captain John Terry made a challenge on Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and looked like he could be out for the rest of the season.
The defender looked in some serious pain, and many of the fans that were watching the game on tv or at the stadium itself heard the brave Captain scream out in pain, something which you wouldn’t associate with Terry
However, Roberto di Matteo has come out today and gave some great news for the club, and the fans.
Speaking to Sky Sports he said: “With JT, we’re looking at approximately three weeks,” said Di Matteo.
“Fortunately, it’s not as bad as we first thought. It’s an MCL (medial cruciate ligament) strain.
“On the one hand, we’re obviously pleased it’s not as bad as first feared.
“On the other hand, we’re disappointed we’re losing him again after he just got back.
“It’s a crucial period of the season for us, too. So that’s a shame.
“It will depend on the progress of his rehab. We’ll do everything to speed it up, but it depends how he reacts as well.”
It is fantastic news for the club and Terry himself, who puts everything on the line to make sure that his team gets the three points. It’s the kind of desire which has made him a legend in every sense at Stamford Bridge.
There was some bad news though, as the brilliant Frank Lampard will still be out with the calf injury which has kept him out for the last few weeks.
Di Matteo said: “We have to be careful with his injury because we don’t want to take any risks.
“We want to make sure he’s 100 per cent sure to be ready when we bring him back. He’s not far off.”
With the likes of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata playing so well, Lampard is not a big miss as he used to be. But his return will only mean good things when he is back and fully fit.