Soccer-FA will not take disciplinary action over Cech injury

The FA will not take any formal disciplinary action regarding the injuries sustained by Peter Cech and his fellow Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini in last Saturday's Premier League match at Reading. The FA said on its web site on Thursday that it had reviewed the circumstances and had contacted referee Mike Riley, who confirmed that the match officials saw both incidents at the time. "There will therefore be no further action," it said.

Czech Republic goalkeeper Cech, who has had an operation on a fractured skull, is likely to be out for several months after he was caught on the head by a sliding Stephen Hunt. Hunt has apologised and denied the challenge was deliberate, a view supported by his club and the players' association.