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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jan 19, 2007

Cech has no fears about returning to action

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has no qualms about his possible return to Premiership action this weekend - just three months after suffering a horrific head injury against Reading.

The 24-year-old, hoping to be back on the field away to Liverpool tomorrow, is confident he is bearing no mental scars from an injury which means he will have to wear a head-guard to keep goal.

'I have never felt as strong, physically and mentally, as I do now,' he told The Sun.

'I played my first game in training last Tuesday. I didn't think about my injury at all.

'I dived in at the strikers' feet, and it was no problem.

'I know I am not risking my life by playing again, and that is the main thing. I must not think too much - other people are more afraid than I am.'

Cech was injured in a challenge from Stephen Hunt - and the goalkeeper admits he wishes the Reading midfielder had had time since to contact him about the incident .

'I was disappointed to see Stephen Hunt talked a lot about me in the press, while he never called me. That wasn't so difficult to do,' he said.

'He didn't write to me. In October, I had a letter of apology from Reading Football Club, with his signature on it - nothing more.'

Cech claims he remains unsure of Hunt's thoughts when the pair collided.

'I was disappointed [not to hear from Hunt] - but I told myself it must be difficult for him also to live with it,' he added.

'I don't know if he did it on purpose - and I am not interested in knowing.'

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