Has Petr Cech just played his last game for Chelsea?

Petr Cech At Stamford Bridge

Because of the 31-year-old's injury against Atletico Madrid, ruling him out of the rest of the season, is it possible Cech won't return in a Chelsea shirt?

Jose Mourinho was hit with a double jab of bad news during Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the club's Champions League semifinal challenge as captain John Terry and goalkeeper Petr Cech both suffered injuries that will prevent their participation for the rest of the season.

Terry is nursing a foot problem and, if his recovery goes well, could return in time for May 24 - the date of the Champions League final should Chelsea progress past Atletico. Cech, though, suffered a shoulder injury and will be sidelined slightly longer term than the English centre back.

Mark Schwarzer, who replaced Cech on the 18th minute mark and performed admirably under such unexpected pressure, will continue to deputise for the 31-year-old.

However, will the sight of Cech dejectedly leaving the Spanish pitch with the towel effectively thrown in, be the last time Chelsea fans see this SW6 legend in action?

Considering the form of Thibaut Courtois, there may be little reason to extend the Belgium shot-stopper's contract only to allow him an extended loan deal at Atletico, particularly when he can be just as - if not more - effective at Chelsea.

Courtois has made 61 saves from 33 games in La Liga, keeping 19 of his sheets clean.

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