Terry is under investigation from the police following accusations he abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during October’s defeat at Loftus Road – a claim he strenuously denies.
The England skipper is sweating on the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service, who have been mulling over a file they received from the police a fortnight ago.
Videos of Terry appearing to mouth an obscenity at Ferdinand surfaced on the internet just hours after Chelsea slipped to a costly 1-0 loss.
And in a new, potentially damaging development, the CPS is understood to have received fresh TV footage of the incident earlier this week.
Should the 31-year-old face a criminal charge, the Football Association would be under pressure to follow suit. The governing body is waiting until the police probe has been concluded before making a move.
Meanwhile, a secretive inquiry began on Wednesday after the FA charged Suarez, who has pleaded not guilty, with insulting Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, and referring to his “ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race” during October’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Protesting his innocence, Suarez, who was accused of using a racist insult “at least 10 times” by Evra, said last month: “I called him something his team-mates at Manchester call him, and even they were surprised by his reaction.”