Cech out for a month with torn calf muscle

November 8, 2007

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss Sunday's Premier League match at home to Everton and could be out for longer with a calf muscle injury, missing the Czech Republic's last two Euro 2008 qualifiers.

Cech came off at halftime in Chelsea's Champions League match away to Schalke 04 on Tuesday with Thursday's early editions of British newspapers saying he would be out for a month.

Chelsea said on their website that Cech 'looks set to miss Sunday's game against Everton...A scan today (Wednesday) revealed the Czech international has a small tear in his calf muscle.'

Cech said on his personal website: 'I am very disappointed to be missing the next few games for both Chelsea and for my country.'

Czech Republic, who have already qualified for the Euro 2008 tournament in Austria and Switzerland, are at home to Slovakia on Nov. 17 and away to Cyprus four days later in Group D.