Petr Cech Discusses Helmet and Problems it Gives Him

It is nothing new to any of us that Petr Cech has made the use of helmets part and parcel of his since disaster struck some years back and in an interview, the Czech Republic international revealed that it has not been so rosy for him.

The Arsenal goalkeeper's career got a massive threat back in 2006 when his skull got fractured after a collision with Stephen Hunt of Reading FC. It was a sorrowful scene.

He underwent a surgery at that time while still playing at Chelsea and when he got healed, it was advised that he starts wearing a helmet to protect his head.

Another accident occurred to him in 2011, this time in a game against Fulham, so it became necessary to continue with the safety measure even though he isn't comfortable with it.

"You know what the worst was, when I came back after an injury in a match against Liverpool," he said in a chat with Tyden. "Suddenly I was completely lost… I was totally confused. But now I’m used to.

"I would be more confident if I had it off. Whether you like it or not, with the helmet surroundings are perceived differently. You have your ears covered, worse hearing.

"The doctor forbade me to take off the helmet, and if I did, I would not have insurance (laughs). So I don’t really think about. On the other hand, in the time I’ve worn a helmet, I’ve twice had a concussion. I do not want to think what would have happened to me without it."

Asked about his relationship with his ex-boss Jose Mourinho, Petr Cech did not answer. He dodged the question saying he would rather remain mute over that.

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