Ba's leg-break could end career
Former Beşiktaş and Chelsea striker Demba Ba's career could be over after the 31-year-old suffered a horrific broken leg in the Shanghai derby at the weekendThe Senegalese marksman Demba Ba has suffered a horror leg break while playing for Shanghai Shenhua in a Chinese Super League derby against Shanghai SIPG on Sunday. Ba collapsed in the 63rd minute of his side's 2-1 victory after a challenge from Sun Xiang, with his left leg giving way beneath the knee as he fell to the ground.
As the pair fell, Ba's left leg was caught between the turf and his opponent's boot, bending at a sickening angle and then appearing to snap gruesomely below the knee. Shenhua's medical team raced on to the pitch without waiting for the referee's signal and the match was stopped for eight minutes while the Chinese Super League's top scorer, with 14 goals, was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital. Speaking after the match, a visibly shaken Shenhua coach Gregorio Manzano said the incident was potentially career-ending.