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Mourinho: Cech and Terry's Premier League season over

ESPN staff
April 22, 2014
Petr Cech fell awkwardly and immediately grabbed his right arm just 16 minutes into Chelsea's draw with Atletico Madrid © Getty Images

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Petr Cech and John Terry will miss the rest of the Premier League season after they both suffered injury in Chelsea's Champions League semi-final first leg draw at Atletico Madrid.

Cech dislocated his shoulder while captain Terry suffered a foot injury at Estadio Vicente Calderon. Both were substituted, before Mourinho stated his side would have to reach the final if Terry was to play again this season.

Mourinho told Sky Italia: "Petr Cech's season is over. Don't ask me technically, but season over. And John - we have to play the final for him to play with us."

Cech was injured just 16 minutes into the match and was replaced by Mark Schwarzer. He jumped to clear a corner over his own bar but had his legs taken out from under him by a stumbling Raul Garcia. Cech fell awkwardly and immediately grabbed his right arm.

The injuries spoilt what was a prize draw for Mourinho's side, who host Atletico in the return leg at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday.

First, though, Chelsea must travel to Liverpool on Sunday for Premier League title clash with league leaders Liverpool.

Eden Hazard is also a doubt for the trip to Anfield; the midfielder travelled with the Chelsea squad to Madrid, but was not named in the starting line-up or on the bench. He suffered a calf injury in the quarter-final second leg win against Paris Saint-Germain.

Samuel Eto'o was ruled out of the draw with Atletico with a knee injury.

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