John Terry hopes to play in the FA Cup final on Saturday after a scan showed no broken bone in his right foot.
The Chelsea skipper hurt his foot in training this morning, leading to fears that he may have broken a metatarsal, but a scan has revealed no major problem.
Terry said in a statement: "I took a slight knock in training but with such an important match on Saturday the right course of action was to put a protective boot on my right foot and have a CT scan. The scan has shown there is no break and I am hoping to train tomorrow if not Friday and of course play in the FA Cup final on Saturday."
The knock had been a cause for concern for both Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the final against Portsmouth and England manager Fabio Capello, who announced his provisional 30-man 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ squad yesterday.
Terry, stripped of the England captaincy following allegations about his private life this season, was named in Capello's squad alongside fellow centre-halves Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher, Michael Dawson, Ledley King and Matthew Upson.
England's other injury woes
There have been other pre-finals injury scares for England. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney limped out of Sunday's match against Stoke but, like Ferdinand and Terry, has since received a positive diagnosis on his injury. Midfielder Gareth Barry is Capello's biggest ongoing injury concern while David Beckham was ruled out of the tournament earlier this season.
In hauling Carragher out of retirement and naming King in his 30-man provisional South Africa 2010 squad yesterday, even though the Tottenham skipper cannot train due to a chronic knee problem, Capello was already signalling he was not entirely happy with his central defensive options.
To lose Terry would have been a major blow for both Ancelotti and Capello. Even if he is no longer captain, Capello still regards the 29-year-old as "a leader" and he will undoubtedly be in his side for the Group C opener against the United States in Rustenburg on 12 June.
The club had stressed that Terry had been "walking freely" after the incident. Terry had partnered Brazilian Alex in central defence on Sunday as Carlo Ancelotti's side hammered Wigan 8-0 to win the Premier League for the first time in four years.