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Chelsea cap­tain John Terry has sent his best wishes to Demba Ba af­ter the striker suf­fered a hor­ren­dous leg­break on Sun­day.

Ba, 31, col­lapses in agony in the 63rd minute fol­low­ing a chal­lenge from Shanghai SIPG’s Sun Xiang dur­ing a Chi­nese Su­per League match in Shangai,

The Sene­galese striker was play­ing for Shangai Shen­hua in a derby against city ri­vals Shanghai SIPG when the in­jury was sus­tained.

Ba was even­tu­ally stretchered from the pitch af­ter a pro­longed pe­riod of treat­ment in which the striker re­ceived oxy­gen for his pain. Gre­go­rio Man­zano, the coach of Shanghai Shen­hua, said he feared the in­jury could pre­ma­turely end Ba’s ca­reer.

“It could end his pro­fes­sional ca­reer. I would rather lose the game than lose Ba.”

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 front­man is still revered at Chelsea af­ter scor­ing the in­fa­mous An­field goal which ef­fec­tively halted Liver­pool’s Premier League ti­tle charge in 2014.

John Terry, who was team­mates with Ba while he was at Stam­ford Bridge, wished the 31-year-old a speedy re­cov­ery on In­sta­gram.

“Ter­ri­ble news to hear of Demba Ba’s in­jury to­day. Wish­ing you a quick re­cov­ery mate.”

The club’s of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count also ex­tended their best wishes to the for­mer Blue. Ba made 33 ap­pear­ances in his one and only season at Stam­ford Bridge, scor­ing seven times. The sever­ity of Demba Ba’s in­jury has shocked fans and foot­ballers alike. Bay­ern Mu­nich’s Jerome Boateng wished the in­jured striker a speedy re­cov­ery, while Ba’s for­mer New­cas­tle team­mate Yo­han Cabaye tweeted his sup­port. (Tele­

Demba Ba re­acts af­ter suf­fer­ing a hor­rific bro­ken leg on Sun­day

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