Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has rubbished suggestions that his latest injury might rule him out for the rest of season and Euro 2008.
Cech has been forced to undergo facial surgery following a collision with team-mate Tal Ben Haim in training on Sunday.
The Czech Republic international was reported to have had 50 stitches, but Cech claims that he will only be out of action for two weeks.
“I might possibly be back in two weeks. It depends on what the plastic surgeon will say to me,” Cech told Idnes.
“I believe we will soon find a way of protection to allow me to return to training. Then everything will depend only on me.
“It is not that serious.
“It is all about finding a solution to prevent a further tearing of the wound. But I believe that it will be sorted out and I will return to action as soon as possible. Doctors are positive as well, it should not be a big problem.”
Cech admits he is unaware of how many stitches he required after the training ground accident.
“I don’t know how many of them are there,” added Cech. “During the two-hour surgery I was sleeping and afterwards I did not ask anyone. It is important for me to see the result. And it is much better than when it happened. The plastic surgeon did a great job.”
Cech admitted it was just bad luck as the keeper was on the verge of returning to the first team after an ankle problem.
“It was simply bad luck, in training there are fifty such situations,” noted Cech.
“It is a little bit frustrating as I was ready for a game and now this comes.
“Hopefully, I have all the bad luck behind me and everything will be okay for some time on.”