Petr Cech Wants to Start Playing Without His Helmet – But Doctors Won’t Let Him

Petr Cech Wants to Start Playing Without His Helmet – But Doctors Won’t Let Him

Like Edgar Davids’ goggles in the 1990s, Petr Cech’s helmet has become a fixture in the Premier League ever since he first wore it almost 10 years ago.

The goalie introduced the head-guard after a brutal collision with Stephen Hunt during a match for Chelsea against Reading in 2006. Hunt’s knee made heavy contact with Cech’s head as the duo battled for the ball, leaving the keeper unconscious and with a fractured skull, and Jose Mourinho insisting that he would’ve lost his life had the medical team on the day not reacted so quickly.

But Cech – noe the No1 at Arsenal – has revealed that he would rather be playing week-in, week-out without the headgear, but has been warned by experts that it could be vital should he be involved in another collision again.

He told The Daily Mirror:

“I would be more confident if I had it off. If you like it or not, the helmet affects your surroundings.

“You have your ears covered and it makes hearing worse. But the doctor has forbidden me to take off the helmet. If I did, I would not pay insurance.”

Cech has been on international duty with the Czech Republic this week, but will be back in between the sticks for the Gunners when they restart their title push with a tough trip to West Brom on November 21.

Arsenal currently sit joint-top of the Premier League, with Manchester City leading on goal difference only.



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