Fans around the world were horrified by the broken leg suffered by ex-Chelsea and Newcastle United striker Demba Ba. Good wishes are now flowing in from around the world as the footballing community stands by the Senagalese striker in this traumatic period in his life.
The 31-year-old striker’s career may well have come to an end after he suffered a grotesque injury in the Shanghai derby. His former teammates at Beskitas, Chelsea and Newcastle United, as well as others, have extended their support and best wishes to Ba.
Courage mon gars sur😓😓😓@dembabafoot
— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) July 17, 2016
All at Chelsea FC send our best wishes to former striker @dembabafoot. Get well soon Demba.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 17, 2016
— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) July 17, 2016
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 18, 2016
— Yohan Cabaye (@YCabayeofficiel) July 18, 2016
— Gökhan Töre (@Gokhan_Tore7) July 17, 2016
The entire footballing community was shocked by the leg-break and the video is too grotesque for most viewers, so we cannot share it in good conscience. Here are the reactions of fans who were completely horrified and are now hoping for the best for Ba.
Demba Ba has suffered one of the worst injuries in football. He’s had a leg broken in half.#PrayForBa 🙏🏻
— Football Expose (@FootballExpose) July 17, 2016
Demba Ba’s broken leg is one of the most sickening injuries I’ve ever seen on film. Awful stuff.
— Tom Engelhardt (@PrimeIsHere) July 17, 2016
Demba Ba has broken his leg, absolutely career ending horror injury. Avoid the video. #nufc
— Julio Taylor (@juliotaylor) July 17, 2016
I thought Djibril Cisse breaking his leg the second time was the worst injury I’ve seen but Demba Ba’s beats it. Absolutely grim.
— Robbie (@Robbie_OR) July 17, 2016
That video a Demba Ba’s leg breakin gees me shivers 😷
— Mark (@MarkK1872) July 17, 2016
We are wishing Demba Ba a successful recovery after suffering this horrific leg break yesterday. 😰 pic.twitter.com/5iIHuhUtfD
— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) July 18, 2016
The X-Rays of his injury show that this could well go down as one of the worst injuries suffered on a football pitch, barring death. However, the Senegalese still showed his true footballing soul even while suffering from the agonizing pain.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 18, 2016