The veteran centre-back has not featured for the Blues since November 11 but is waiting for the "swelling and bruising to calm down" before putting his knee knock behind him
The centre-back missed out on the Blues' unsuccessful Club World Cup challenge in Japan and has not featured since a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on November 11.
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"I'm outside doing ball work already and I can't wait to get back involved - it's just a matter of time to let things settle."
Terry, 32, has made 558 appearances in all competitions for the Blues since his debut in the 1998-99 season.