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Demba Ba Leg Break At Chinese Super League Could Potentially End His Career

(Photo courtesy: Xinhua)

Sun’s leg hooked onto Ba’s, instantly snapping the limb and sending him crashing to the ground as it flopped loosely, gruesome television footage showed. (Photo courtesy: Xinhua)

Former striker Demba Ba suffered a horrific broken leg in the Shanghai derby at the weekend, with his coach warning the injury could end the 31-year-old’s playing career.

The Senegalese former Premier League marksman, who now plays for , tangled with captain Sun Xiang as they both raced for the ball in the second half of Sunday’s clash.

Sun’s leg hooked onto Ba’s, instantly snapping the limb and sending him crashing to the ground as it flopped loosely, gruesome television footage showed.

The incident occurred in the 72nd minute and the 31-year-old was immediately substituted for former ace Obafemi Martins.

Shenhua were losing 1-0 at the time, but Ba will be pleased to know his side managed to turn over the deficit and win 2-1.

Shenhua, who won the match 2-1, described the injury as a broken leg and said the incident was “unfortunate” in a statement released on Monday.


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Shenhua coach Gregorio Manzano told local media that Ba, who also played for Newcastle and West Ham in , would be out for at least seven months.

An X-ray of Demba's broken leg shows the real damage (Photo courtesy: Memz_Dogi)

An X-ray of Demba’s broken leg shows the real damage (Photo courtesy: Memz_Dogi)

“If I can choose, I’d rather lose the match than lose Demba Ba,” Manzano was quoted as saying by the Shanghai Daily newspaper.

is unfair sometimes to let such a terrible thing happen to such a good man… That was the kind of terrible foul that could end a player’s career.”

SIPG’s coach, the former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, expressed sympathy, according to the Shanghai Daily, saying: “It was a bad injury. I’m very sorry for Ba.”

We at wish for Demba’s speedy recovery!

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