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Chelsea striker hurt

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba’s career could be over after the 31-year-old suffered a horrific broken leg in the Shanghai derby at the weekend.

The Senegalese marksman tangled with SIPG defender and captain Sun Xiang in the 63rd minute of his side’s 2-1 Chinese Super League victory.

As the pair fell, Ba’s left leg was caught between the turf and his opponent’s boot, bending at a sickening angle and then appearing to snap gruesomely below the knee.

Shenhua’s medical team raced on to the pitch without waiting for the referee’s signal and the match was stopped for eight minutes.