Obafemi Martins visited Demba Ba today in hospital after his horrific injury, Demba Ba was pictured with a smile in the hospital after his injury.
Shanghai Shenhua striker suffered horrific injury in Sunday's derby game. Boss Gregorio Manzano said Ba will be out for at least seven months
Team-mate Obafemi Martins wished Ba well after visiting him in the hospital
Obafemi Martins made a surprise visit to his team-mate Demba Ba in hospital after his horrific leg break in the Shanghai derby on Sunday.
The former Chelsea striker's lower leg almost broke into double parts in the horiffic injury just two days ago, but the Senegalese star was pictured smiling as he laid up in hospital in China.
The Senegalese striker's left leg was wrapped in a plastic covering with a bandage around the break
That grin was a long way away on Sunday though, as new pictures revealed the look of horror on the 31-year-old's face while he was treated on the pitch.
Shenhua went on to beat the Red Eagles 2-1 with late goals from Yunding Cao and former Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin but Ba's condition will be of serious concern to the club.
Ba, who has scored an impressive 17 goals in 21 games for Shenhua in 2016 and is the top scorer in the Chinese Super League, suffered his injury in the 64th minute of his side's 21 victory.
SIPG captain Sun Xiang made a clumsy challenge on the 31-year-old and it was immediately apparent Ba's left leg was broken.
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Shenhua coach Gregorio Manzano told local media that Ba, who also played for Newcastle, would be out for at least seven months.
'If I can choose, I'd rather lose the match than lose Demba Ba,' Manzano was quoted as saying by the Shanghai Daily newspaper.
'Football is unfair sometimes to let such a terrible thing happen to such a good man... That was the kind of terrible foul that could end a player's career.'
SIPG's coach, the former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson, expressed sympathy, according to the Shanghai Daily, saying: 'It was a bad injury. I'm very sorry for Ba.'