By Johnny Edward:
Nigerian forward Obafemi Martins is saddened by the horrific leg injury his teammate Demba Ba suffered in the Chinese Super League derby clash between Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG.
The former Chelsea and Desiktas star went down after a seemingly innocuous tangle of legs with SIPG captain Sun Xiang in the 64th minute but it was immediately apparent that the Senegalese had broken his left leg.
And Martins who came on to replace him in the encounter said Ba will be sorely missed.
“So sad…get well soon my brother,” Martins wrote on Instagram.
“Ba will certainly be missed,” Martins then told Completesportsnigeria.com.
Taye Taiwo also took to his Instagram account @king_t_t to wish the Senegalese forwad a speedy recovery.
He wrote: “Wishing you a speedy recovery Demba Ba, my prayers are with you.”
The 31-year-old Ba is the top scorer in the Chinese Super League with 14 goals in 18 games so far this season.