Club captain is still suffering from inflammation in his right knee.
Interim Chelsea head coach Rafael Benitez says that club captain John Terry is locked in a “vicious circle” with regard his current knee injury.
The former England international did not feature for the West Londoners in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie at Sparta Prague on Thursday night due to the continual problem, which first occurred against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge last November.
The centre back was out of action for two months, before returning on Jan 12, and Terry has since made three appearances for the Blues.
However, Benitez says that the injury is restricting the player’s ability to train, which in turn means he cannot start any games.
“He had a setback,” Benitez told ESPN.” After he was fine again. He had no reaction in the next training session. But we have to manage the situation. He has to train more with the team and then he will have more options to play.
“It’s a vicious circle: If he cannot play, he cannot improve his match fitness but, if he can’t train with the team, he can’t improve his fitness.
“We have to manage the situation but in the meantime, if [Gary] Cahill and [Branislav] Ivanovic are doing well, we can keep winning games.”