Chelsea keeper Cech determined to shrug off injury
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is confident of being fit for the title run-in despite having 10 stitches in a leg injury.
The Czech international was injured in an accidental collision with team mate William Gallas during Monday's 3-0 win over Everton that left Jose Mourinho's side one point away from retaining their league title.
'I went for the ball and I felt the pain and at first I thought my leg was broken,' Cech was quoted as saying on Chelsea's official website on Tuesday.
'I had quite a big cut on my leg and I had 10 stitches. It was painful but there is nothing serious so it is good news for me. Everyone is positive about it and I think I will be ready for the next game.'
Mourinho told Chelsea TV: 'There are some holes in the knee and the leg, a lot of blood and it is quite scary but I believe the knee structure, that is the most important thing, is okay.'
Chelsea's manager must decide whether to select Cech for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool or continue with his policy of playing Italian Carlo Cudicini in the knockout competition.
Chelsea's next league match is at home to title rivals Manchester United on April 29.