Aston Villa centre-half John Terry suffered a broken metatarsal in his foot in the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, manager Steve Bruce has confirmed.
The 36-year-old limped off to be replaced by Chris Samba after just 21 minutes at Villa Park, and within a minute of his withdrawal Wednesday struck to go 2-0 ahead.
“It looks like it’s going to be a while. We think he’s broken a metatarsal in his foot,” Bruce said. “We’ll know just how bad it is in the next few hours.”
Villa went into the game on a fabulous run of form having won six from their previous eight games, but straight from the kick-off Wednesday’s Ross Wallace gained possession to set up Adam Reach, who produced a stunning goal after just 18 seconds.
Jordan Rhodes doubled Wednesday’s lead shortly after Terry hobbled down the tunnel, and though the former England international’s replacement Samba notched a goal to make it 2-1, it was the Owls who recorded just their second away victory of the season.