Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed surgery on his injured right knee went well and is now hoping to be back in action in four to six weeks.
The news means Terry’s domestic season may not be over and he will almost certainly be ready for the European Championships in the summer should he be selected.
The former England captain initially reported the injury at the turn of the year but played through the pain barrier before accepting the need for medical intervention.
“The operation went well and I’m feeling really good,” he told The Sun.
“The surgeon has shaved off a bit of bone in my right knee that was rubbing and causing a lot of swelling.”
“We’re all confident the operation has solved the problem and it is looking good for a quick return.”
Terry has been given an estimated return date by the Chelsea medical staff, but the 31-year-old is hopeful of an even quicker comeback.
“The medical staff say four to six weeks before I can play again. But, hopefully, it might be sooner.”
“I’ll definitely be back before the end of the season to help the team in the Premier League run-in and for the Euros.”
Should he be fit within the forecasted four weeks, the defender could take part in Chelsea’s last seven games, including crucial trips to Liverpool and Arsenal in the race for fourth place.