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Ancelotti plays down Cech injury

25 Feb 2010 - 08:34:50

Fears that Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech's season is over have been allayed after it was revealed that he suffered only a calf injury during Wednesday's Champions League clash against Internazionale.

It had been thought that the Czech Republic international had sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury when he collapsed during the second half of the first-leg match at the San Siro and had to be substituted.

Hilario replaced Cech just after the hour mark as Inter edged the match 2-1.

After the game, Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti said when asked about the severity of the injury: "We don't know now. We have to wait some days.

"We have to do a check control on his calf. We will take a decision and we will know how long he has to stay out.

"I don't know if he will be ready for the weekend. We don't know, we have to wait."

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