- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

LONDON (AP) - John Terry has been ruled out of Chelsea’s FA Cup match against Manchester City on Sunday.

Terry, who also missed the midweek Champions league loss against Paris Saint-Germain, is absent due to a hamstring injury.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink described his captain’s absence for the fifth-round meeting with City as disappointing, calling Terry “the leader of this club”.

Hiddink suggested the central defender should be fit for next week’s Premier League game at Southampton.

“We have a week I hope. Next weekend he should be available. I cannot predict it and I think we have to be a bit cautious with him as well because he likes to be there every day,” Hiddink said. “We must be careful. I think maybe next weekend but you know him, he loves to be there. He tried yesterday but no.”

The 35-year-old Terry is entering the final months of his Chelsea career after disclosing that the club has not offered him a new contract for next season.

On his Instagram page, captioning a photo of the Chelsea captain during his injury rehab, Terry wrote “Absolutely gutted to be missing the FA Cup game this weekend. I HATE being injured but working hard and giving everything to be back as soon as possible.”


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