Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has confirmed that he hopes to resume full training by mid-January as he continues his recovery from surgery on his fractured skull.
“I feel better, improving every day. I can start training a little bit in the gym and the swimming pool so it makes me feel a lot better,” Cech told Chelsea TV.
“It has been a great week the last week because I could start working, I could even start to play tennis… I hope this way I can make it back earlier than expected.
“It is looking like that, about the middle of January I will be able to start training in the goal.”
The 24-year-old Czech international underwent surgery, after colliding with Reading’s Stephen Hunt on October 14.
“Of course I am tired when I do the training session because my body is still a little bit tired,” the keeper added.
“But it has improved massively because I can work twice a day and at the end of the day, I am tired but I am tired because of the work, not just because of the walking.
“The brain is working very well and I haven’t lost anything I had so for the moment it is looking very well.
“There is still time to go with the skull fracture because it has not healed and I have to be patient with that, but hopefully that will go quickly as well.”