Martins (middle) with Demba Ba in hospital
Monday Jul 18, 2016. 18:47
Shanghai Shenhua forward Obafemi Martins has visited teammate Demba Ba in hospital after the Senegal striker suffered a horrendous leg injury, which could potentially end his career.
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"I just want to wish him a quick recovery, it was really painful to lose him to this injury,” said Nigeria forward Martins.
Ba collapsed in agony in the 63rd minute following a challenge from Shanghai SIPG's Sun Xiang during a Chinese Super League match in Shanghai.
The former Chelsea star was playing for Shangai Shenhua in a derby against city rivals Shanghai SIPG when he suffered the injury.
Ba was eventually stretchered off the pitch after a prolonged period of treatment during which the striker received oxygen.
Ba moved to the Chinese Super League side from Besiktas in July 2015 for a £12m fee after a successful career in the Premier League.
The former Newcastle front man is still revered at Chelsea after scoring the infamous Anfield goal which effectively halted Liverpool's Premier League title charge in 2014.