Ex Chelsea Goalkeeper Petr Cech has opened up on his brush with death a decade ago when facing Reading for Chelsea.
“Things could have been different,” the Arsenal shot stopper told Sky Sports.
“The doctors tried not to scare me too much and I never asked too much.
“But if you ask my wife, even now, she does not look too well. For her, the experience was a thousand times worse than it was for me.
“It was a very close call.”
“The decisions of Bryan and the medical staff and the proximity of Oxford – that’s the combination that gave me a chance.
“I had a depressed skull fracture. A few pieces of bone went in quite deep, that was the biggest danger.
“The more they go in, the left side of the brain is quite an important centre of movement. Anything could happen.”