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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Terry playing through rib injury

ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea have confirmed that John Terry is playing on through the pain of cracked ribs sustained in last week's Champions League encounter with Benfica.

Terry, 31, battled through pain in the second-leg as Chelsea beat their Portuguese rivals 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and will continue to do so for the remainder of the season.

The club's official statement read: "Scans confirm that John has two cracked ribs sustained in last week's game in Portugal. We have been able to manage it and will continue to do so.

"We will continue to monitor it on a daily basis and will assess him for upcoming games."

Terry was substituted for Gary Cahill in the second-half of the encounter and spoke to reporters about the problems he has experienced.

"I couldn't breathe and my chest was closing up," Terry said. "I was having a difficult time, especially first half.

"You can't treat it, but I can get through games, definitely."

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