John Terry delivers message to Aston Villa fans following injury setback
By George Brooks
Aston Villa captain John Terry has taken to social media to reveal how he his dealing with his recent injury.
The 36-year-old limped off with a broken metatarsal in his right foot during the 2-1 Championship defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
The former England captain is expected to be out for up to three months and posted this picture on his official Instagram account on Monday.
The defender has jetted off to Dubai to help clear his head, before he begins his recovery from the injury.
Terry can be seen posing on the beach, needing his crutches for support.
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The centre-back has been a key player for Steve Bruce’s side this season, since moving to Villa Park from Chelsea on a free transfer this summer.
He scored his first goal for the club in the 2-1 victory over Fulham last month.
Terry had played every minute of Villa’s 16 Championship matches so far this season, before being substituted after 20 minutes at Villa Park on Saturday, with his side 1-0 down.
Chris Samba, who replaced Terry, Mile Jedinak, Micah Richards and Tommy Elphick could all feature in the Villa defence as they look to fill gap created by their captains.
Saturday’s defeat, only Villa’s second in 13 Championship games, leaves them in sixth place in the table. They face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road after the international break.
In other Aston Villa news, Steve Bruce has delivered his verdict on Terry’s injury.