Petr Cech Played Second Season at Chelsea with Two Broken Shoulders


Petr Cech announced that he had finished his second season playing with two fractured shoulders at Chelsea. Cech, who ended his service at Arsenal before moving to Chelsea as a professional adviser, battled his way back from extreme illness to secure a reputation as a great all-time.

In 2004 the Blues from Rennes purchased the Czech goalkeeper. Ever since, he endured significant discomfort before sustaining a cracked skull in October 2006.

Telling Chelsea’s official website of the commitment he gave to the cause: “There was one aspect I never talked about because people at the time didn’t even know.

“I broke my labrum in my arm half way into my first season at Chelsea. I began the season, and finished it like that.”

He said, “It seemed like it should heal over the season. It hasn’t! I still had a big problem with my arm during the second season, so I was covering it.”

However, at that point Cech was well used to nursing himself through outings, “Then, I did almost the same thing about my other shoulder in the first half of my second season. I finished my second season with damaged shoulders. I learned how to practice correctly and I didn’t experience the constant agony every day it was impossible to stop.”

He finally allowed himself to focus on his recovery only after the World Cup:

“I was worried of the second season’s surgery, so I didn’t want to avoid losing the World Cup. Everyone even understood how long it would take me to come back.”

“After World Cup I decided to take the operation on my relief. I came back from it really quickly and I loved playing games and not feeling discomfort when I was exercising and going.”


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