The former Chelsea star suffered a gruesome injury on the weekend
Former Chelsea player Demba Ba looks to be set for a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a horrific leg break on the weekend in China.
Ba, who now plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League, broke his leg in a bizarre accident in a game against Shanghai SIPG.
The footage of the incident has been shared widely on social media, and shows the gruesome nature of the injury. Consider yourself warned.
Demba Ba quebrou a perna pic.twitter.com/7rwiGImjwR— Reinaldo Andrade (@reinaldoandrade) 17 July 2016
After the injury, Ba was rushed to hospital where they operated immediately, and according to the medical staff, when he woke up there was only one thing on his mind, as he asked if the team had won the game or not.
Although the team did in fact come out with the three points in a 2-1 victory, speaking afterwards, manager Gregorio Manzano said that he wasn't concerned about the result given the injury could mean the end of the road for the 31-year-old, who now faces eight months of recovery.
"It could end his professional career. I would rather lose the game than lose Ba," said Manzano.
Both of the player's former clubs in the Premier League sent their best wishes to him after the news also, saying that they were hoping for a speedy recovery.
All at Chelsea FC send our best wishes to former striker @dembabafoot. Get well soon Demba.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 17 July 2016