We never seem to get through these international’s unscathed lately. Last time out we lost Essien and this round of games has seen Petr Cech suffer a thigh muscle injury.
Fortunately the injury isn’t anywhere near as disastrous as Essien’s was although it would seem it’s certainly enough to keep him out of the Czech Republic’s next qualifier against Slovenia.
Cech picked up the injury during a 2-1 defeat to Poland on Saturday and the Czech team doctor Petr Krejci says of Wednesday’s game “It’s not enough time till the next match for him to be 100 per cent fit.”
Fingers crossed he’ll be fighting fit again before our next game.