Martins visits Demba Ba in hospital after horror leg break

Obafemi Martins has visited his team-mate Demba Ba in hospital following his horror leg break at the weekend.

The former Chelsea and West Ham striker's leg was snapped as he represented Shanghai Shenua in a derby match on Sunday.

But he had a beaming smile on his face as he lay on his hospital bed when Martins came to visit to send some personal well wishes.

Martins posted a picture to Instagram of the pair and said: "@Dembafoot... get well soon my brother."

Former Newcastle and Birmingham striker Martins joined Ba in the Chinese Super League earlier this year after joining from MLS side Seattle Sounders.

Ba, who has notched 20 goals in 29 games since moving to the Super League club in 2015, tangled with an opposing player when his left leg took the blow. It was an innocuous challenge and was something seemingly out of nothing.

The incident occurred in the 72nd minute and the 31-year-old was immediately substituted for Martins.

The 31-year-old was rushed to hospital and woke up in excruciating pain four hours after being given general anaesthesia.

Despite his discomfort, Ba's first concern was for the outcome of the match, with his first question to doctors: "Did we win the game?"

Shenhua were losing 1-0 at the time of the injury, but his side managed to turn over the deficit and win the local derby clash 2-1.

Shenhua boss Gregorio Manzano insisted Ba would receive 'the best medical treatment' available to aid his recovery.

A photo posted by Obafemi Martins (@obagoal) on

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