Chelsea pay Cech tribute

20 October 2006 08:35
Chelsea have paid tribute to the medical care Petr Cech received after the injured goalkeeper was allowed to move to a hospital closer to his Surrey home. The Czech international suffered a depressed fracture of the skull following a collision with Reading's Stephen Hunt in Chelsea's 1-0 Premiership win at the Madejski Stadium last weekend. Cech was first admitted to the Royal Berkshire hospital and then underwent emergency surgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. A Chelsea statement read: "We can confirm that Petr Cech has been moved from the Radcliffe Infirmary following his successful operation for a depressed fracture of the skull. "Petr will continue his recovery in a hospital closer to his home. Petr's condition is improving every day and he is now walking again unaided. "Everyone at Chelsea, his wife Martina and his family would like to pay tribute to the surgeons and staff at the Radcliffe and Royal Berkshire hospitals for the first-class care they have provided over the last six days."

Source: ESA