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Terry hopes to return within the month

February 29, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea captain John Terry is hoping to be back playing within a month after undergoing knee surgery.

John Terry
GettyImagesJohn Terry was stripped of the England captaincy earlier this month

Terry, 31, played through the pain after initially suffering the problem at the start of last month, but went under the knife last week.

"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.

"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."