Chelsea Cech left with no memory of horror clash
Petr Cech has spoken for the first time about the sickening collision with Reading's Stephen Hunt that left with with a fractured skull.
Cech suffered the injury in the first minute of the game at the Madejski Stadium on October 14 and admits he cannot remember anything about.
The goalkeeper needed emergency surgery that night to insert two metal plates in his skull.
A long scar down the left side of his head was still clearly visible beneath his shaven hair when he returned for the first time to Chelsea's training ground with his wife Martina yesterday.
He joked with team-mates and spoke at length to manager Jose Mourinho and club doctor Bryan English about his long rehabilitation programme, which will start next week.
Cech told the club's website: 'I am okay. I feel better and I am improving and I am happy to be at the training ground to see the lads.
'Sometimes it is difficult because you wake up and you have a horrible headache so you have to take your medication.
'I just try to live with that and every day it is going to get better.'
The last thing Cech remembers from the game at Reading was standing in line to shake hands with the opposition before the kick-off.
He said: 'The shake-hands is the last thing I remember because JT [john Terry] lost the toss and I had to run to the other side and that is the last thing.
'I don't even remember the kick-off and I don't remember the incident. I have seen it on TV once and I don't want to speak about this for the moment.'
Cech, 24, thanked everyone for their support and get-well messages, which have flooded into the club.
The Blues keeper said: 'I think it has been fantastic from everyone. It has been the players, the managers, the staff. It was everyone in Chelsea, including supporters.
'I got so many cards and letters from people outside, not involved in Chelsea, and I want to thank them all for that.'