Petr Cech out for a fortnight

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Chelsea FC will be without the services of Petr Cech for two more weeks after undergoing a facial surgery to his lips and chin due to a collision with a team-mate while training. Reports suggest that the Czech Republic International required 50 stitches.

Injury haunts Cech

Petr Cech has missed nine games already due to an ankle injury and now he’ll be out for the Champions league encounter against Turkish side Fenerbahce. Now he must avoid further delays and might struggle to make an appearance against Manchester united on April 26.

“He has been unlucky with injuries this year, but this is football – it happens,” said Chelsea boss Avram Grant. “It was a tackle between two players, it doesn’t matter who, all that matters is he is injured. This year is not a good year for him. It is his third injury. He was looking good in training. I think he will be out for two weeks, something like this. I don’t feel so good about it but every player that is injured doesn’t make me happy.”

Petr Cech has worn a protective headgear during training and during matches after his horrific fracture to the skull in a collision with Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt in October 2006. His last game for Chelsea this season was on 1st March when they beat West Ham 4-0.

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