Report: Cech taken to hospital; diagnosed with dislocated shoulder

Apr 22, 4:23 PM

Chelsea lost veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech early in their Champions League semi-final versus Atletico Madrid after a violent fall in the first half. It appears the injury is as serious as it first looked. 

No timetable was given on the Czech international's recovery. 

May 7, 5:28 PM

Chelsea confirm shoulder surgery for Petr Cech; will miss 8-10 weeks

May 7, 5:28 PM

Chelsea confirmed Wednesday that goalkeeper Petr Cech will be on the shelf for upwards of two months, as the Czech shot-stopped will need a significant amount of time to recover from a serious shoulder injury. 

Cech, 31, sustained the injury in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid last month.

With on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois set to return from his stint with Atletico at the end of the season, it is possible that we have seen the last of Cech as the main man between the sticks at Stamford Bridge.

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Apr 29, 2:34 PM

Mourinho confirms Cech will not play Wednesday vs. Atletico Madrid

Apr 29, 2:34 PM

Eyebrows were raised when Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech participated in training on Tuesday.

The veteran goalkeeper separated his shoulder early in the first leg of Chelsea's semi-final versus Atletico Madrid, and was ruled out for the season shortly thereafter. 

Jose Mourinho confirmed Cech would not be playing in the second leg on Wednesday. 

Mark Schwarzer will start in Cech's place. 

Feature photo courtesy of REUTERS /Darren Staples

Apr 22, 7:01 PM

Jose Mourinho confirms Petr Cech will miss remainder of season

Apr 22, 7:01 PM

Following's Chelsea's Champions League semi-final match against Atletico Madrid, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed goalkeeper Petr Cech would be out for the rest of the season. 

Cech suffered a shoulder injury in the first half on Tuesday, and was forced to leave the game. The 31-year-old goalkeeper was taken to a local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder

"Petr Cech's season is over. Don't ask me technically, but season is over," Mourinho stated via Yahoo! Sports

Cech was later photographed signing out of the hospital with his right arm in a sling. 

With the Czech Republic international unavailable, it's expected Mark Schwarzer will become Chelsea's starting goalkeeper. 

Apr 22, 3:07 PM

VIDEO: Chelsea's Petr Cech leaves game with upper body injury

Apr 22, 3:07 PM

Chelsea's Champions League hopes were dealt a serious blow just minutes into their semi-final against Atletico Madrid. 

Atleti midfielder Raúl García appeared to crash into the veteran goalkeeper, causing a pileup on the Chelsea goal-line. 

Schwarzer replaced Cech in the 18th minute. 

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters