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Terry waits on injury ahead of Europa final

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John Terry was stretchered off against Aston Villa © PA Photos
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Chelsea captain John Terry has admitted he faces an anxious wait to discover if he will miss a second successive major European final for the Blues this Wednesday.

Terry was suspended for last season's Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich and 12 months later is at risk of sitting out the Europa League final having come off injured in the Blues' 2-1 Premier League victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.

The former England international suffered an ankle injury in the game after colliding with Villa defender Nathan Baker and was stretchered off at Villa Park.

And Terry is unsure if he will recover in time to face Benfica in Wednesday's Europa League showpiece in Amsterdam.

"It is my ankle. I'm going to get it scanned. I don't know if I'll be fit for Wednesday at the moment," he told the Daily Mirror.

Chelsea's all-time leading scorer Frank Lampard, who beat Bobby Tambling's long-standing record with a brace against Villa, is hoping his team-mate will be fit to feature in the Europa League final.

"It's a huge blow," Lampard said. "I am gutted for him because I know how difficult that was for him, missing the game last year. But whatever we do as a club, John is part of it. We win things together."

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