John Terry and Tim Krul injured on international duty

Chelsea defender and Newcastle goalkeeper return to clubs with ankle and elbow injuries

John Terry hopes to recover in time for Chelsea's trip to QPR on Saturday

Chelsea star John Terry has been ruled out of England's 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Ukraine on Tuesday.

The defender suffered an ankle injury during England's 5-0 Group H victory against Moldova.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard said: "It's a big blow, he's a top player and has experience of these kind of qualifying games."

There is also worrying news for Newcastle United after their goalkeeper Tim Krul returned to the club after suffering an elbow injury during training with the Netherlands on Saturday.

Key Points

  • John Terry out of England's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday
  • The 31-year-old injured ankle during England's 5-0 win in Moldova on Friday
  • Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul picks up an elbow injury