Chelsea captain John Terry could return from a two-month injury lay-off against Stoke this weekend.
The 32-year-old defender has resumed training having been sidelined with a knee problem since a collision with Luis Suarez during Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on November 11.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez revealed at a news conference: “The good news is John Terry is back in training and we’re considering playing him on Thursday to give him some minutes with the under-21 team (against Fulham).
“At least it is a positive thing because before he was just doing the warm-up and now he has been training, and if he can play he’ll be closer.”
Asked about the likelihood of Terry returning to action for this weekend’s Premier League game at Stoke, Benitez was cautious, saying: “It depends on his reaction.
“Obviously Thursday will be a different kind of game, but we’ll see how he feels and if he can feel okay and train the day after then at least we can start considering it as an option.”
It ends a lengthy lay-off for the Chelsea skipper, who had only been expected to be out for two to three weeks and has managed just 11 appearances for his club this season.
Culled: Sky News