Chelsea have managed to trump Manchester United’s double Vidic and Rio Ferdinand cripplings by losing their ‘keeper for the rest of the season. Helmet-head Petr Cech got in a nasty challenge with Tal Ben Haim in training which resulted in him being carted off to hospital and needing 50 stitches in his face and some cosmetic surgery to boot. In classic tabloid fashion, The Sun cite an unnamed insider who recounted the horror:
“We could tell right away it was very serious by the way big Pete went down and the amount of blood. This one looks like it will end his season.
“It was horrific and everyone feels terrible for him. He’s been really unlucky with injuries this season.” (The Sun)
This had got to be one of the harshest sporting injuries of the season, just behind Eduardo’s horrific broken leg, and the American Footballer who somehow managed to lacerate his liver!