Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink says John Terry’s chances of returning to face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday are extremely slim.
The Blues skipper remains troubled by the hamstring injury that has kept him out for the last five matches and, after indicating last week he hoped the key defender would be fit for the Champions League second-leg clash against the French giants, Hiddink now expects the game to come too soon for Terry.
He said: “I don’t think John will make Wednesday. For the time being, there has not been enough development to put him on the list.
“It’s not worse – he trained and had treatment on Saturday morning, and he can run, but he cannot go into a longer stretch where you have to accelerate. There he has to be careful.
“When he is ready to do so, maybe on Tuesday, he will play in a practice match, but I don’t think he will make it. Hopefully, let’s see what can be done for next weekend.”
Terry will instead hope to be fit for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Everton.