Chelsea's Terry to avoid elbow strapping

John Terry will not need to wear a protective strapping on his elbow during the UEFA Champions League final.

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The Chelsea skipper came through training unscathed on Wednesday, the first time he has been able to take an active part in the build up to the game since suffering a dislocation in the 1-1 draw with Bolton on Sunday.

It had been feared that the England international would be forced to miss the European showdown with Manchester United altogether, but he insists that he will be fit enough to lead the Blues out in Moscow.

"My elbow is all right," said Terry.

"There is just a bit of strapping in case I fall and jar it.

"The last couple of days it has been getting better and hopefully I am going to train without the strapping.

"I have full range of movement. It is a little stiff when I wake up in the mornings but when the physios do a bit of work on it and I do some swimming, it frees right up."

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