The Czech Republic team doctor has said that they have come to an agreement with the Premier league club Chelsea over the issue of giving the star goalkeeper Petr Cech rest from the friendly matches. The 30-year-old Petr Cech is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and he has an important role within the national team. However, the team doctor of the national team has said that he is suffering from an elbow injury, which is not bad enough to keep him from playing, but he needs to be maintained properly in order to help him through the rest of the season without a surgery.
Chelsea have decided that Petr Cech will be undergoing a minor operation only in the summer in order to prevent him from losing key matches over the course of the season. As a result, they have struck an agreement with the Czech Republic national team manager Michal Bilek over the possibility of not playing him in the meaningless friendly matches. However, Petr Cech will be part of the Czech Republic national team in the key World Cup qualifying matches. Recently, the goalkeeper sat out of the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Finland.
“An investigation showed a bit of ossification in his elbow, so they [Chelsea] are planning a surgery in England after the season. They have asked us if we could rest him in friendly fixtures. We have come to an agreement with coach Michal Bilek and decided to be on good terms with Chelsea. We are going to grant their wish and rest him. Petr cannot stretch the arm properly. If he has to stretch the elbow, it hurts him sometimes,” said the team doctor Petr Krejci. Czech Republic have drawn their only World Cup qualifying match so far.