Barnsley - Chelsea's Cech offers support to Hume
UK time is: 13:03:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Chelsea's Cech offers support to Hume

Chelsea 'keeper Petr Cech has offered support to injured Barnsley striker Iain Hume.

Cech told the official Chelsea and Barnsley website:

''I would like to wish Iain well on his recovery. I went through a similar experience and if he needs any advice or help at any stage I'm here to offer it.'

Cech suffered a similar injury after clashing with Stephen Hunt a couple of season's ago.

'What I experienced is that I had to forget about the time it took to recover from the injury. I was not looking at the time, whether it was six months or six weeks. Whatever it took I knew that every day I would have to set up a little target, because every day I wanted to do better than the previous day.

'Sometimes it was hard, because every day I felt differently, but I made the small goals to achieve the big ones, which was to return to the pitch.'

Hume will miss out on the rest of the season and may even have to retire, however Cech thinks Hume could get his career back on track eventually.

'Basically, the recovery is like a football game. You need to be careful and concentrate on everything you do, every second, because I think this is the key for the recovery. There will be ups and downs, but Iain has been a professional football player for a long time, and he's got a lot of experience. If he approaches the recovery with the same attitude he would a match he will reach his target.

'Even though sometimes it's really hard to take, because everyone is different and everyone takes to it differently, you really need to listen to your body. When the body told me to stop I knew there was no point doing my programme when I knew it wouldn't be doing any good. So it's important to listen to the body.

'So I wish him well and I am ready to help or offer further advice if he needs it'.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: MattyG Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 16 2008

Time: 2:21PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
we all wish hume well it goes without saying. it was a wreckless challenge and yes morgan should have been given a straight red, nevertheless there was no intention there. i think hume will be back and will play some part this season for sure. maybe the lat half a dozen games. he needs to get back on the pitch as soon as he is ready otherwise it could mess him up from a confidence pespective.
Report Abuse
16/11/2008 15:15:00

hope the lad recovers as well as our Petr did!
Report Abuse
16/11/2008 15:26:00

Good news is he's up and walking about on the ward so that's a great sign.
Report Abuse
17/11/2008 18:18:00

could you possibly milk it any more??
Report Abuse
17/11/2008 21:39:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Barnsley Articles

Barnsley v Sheffield United - Teamsheets! (Saturday November 28 2015)

Scowen On Initial PFA Fans' November List (Saturday November 28 2015)

Match Day Officials v Sheffield United (Thursday November 26 2015)

Vital Report - Peterborough 3-2 Barnsley (Thursday November 26 2015)

Disappointment Once More For Johnson (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Video - Peterborough Highlights (a) (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Peterborough v Barnsley (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Peterborough v Barnsley - Team Sheets (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Barnsley Articles

List All Vital Barnsley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20
19. Colchester 19 5 5 9 -15 20
20. Swindon 19 5 4 10 -9 19
21. Oldham 19 3 10 6 -9 19
22. Barnsley 19 5 2 12 -9 17
23. Blackpool 19 4 4 11 -13 16
24. Crewe 19 4 4 11 -15 16

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Fosu On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Fleetwood : 28/11/2015 10:18:01
Gregory & Ferguson On PFA Fans' November List
Millwall : 28/11/2015 10:16:00
Scowen On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Barnsley : 28/11/2015 10:13:00
Baxter On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Sheff Utd : 28/11/2015 10:11:00
Henderson On Initial PFA Fans' November List
Rochdale : 28/11/2015 10:09:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Barnsley v Sheffield United
Suggested By:  VitalBarnsley
Barnsley win 1%
Sheffield United win 66%
Draw 33%