An X-ray has been released of Demba Ba’s broken leg showing the full severity of the injury, writes Stephen Barry.
The ex-Chelsea forward faces a battle to resume his career in the Chinese Super League after suffering the horrific leg break.
Warning: Some viewers may find this video distressing.
Playing for Shanghai Shenhua, Ba’s left leg tangled with defender Sun Xiang and was left at a right angle.
The X-ray makes almost as grim a viewing as the incident itself.
Demba Ba left broken leg....Xray. pic.twitter.com/VLxkoGq79L— Ariff Ahmad (@ariffmfcsg) July 17, 2016
“It could end his professional career,” manager Gregorio Manzano said.
“I would rather lose the game than lose Ba.”