Which Ghanaian star swallowed his tongue in Europe?

Ghana's Baba Rahman collapsed followed a bizarre landing in Greece. (Photo Credit: Baba Rahman/X)

Which Ghanaian star swallowed his tongue in Europe?

Izuchukwu Akawor 11:25 - 26.02.2024

The Ghanaian footballer landed awkwardly and collapsed on the pitch during an explosive Cup match in the Greece Cup.

Former Chelsea player Baba Rahman found himself in a dire situation after a harrowing collision on the field, leaving him unconscious and in danger.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that the incident happened during a pulsating Greek Cup semifinals between PAOK and Panathinaikos.

Why Ghana star collapsed

A PAOK spokesman revealed the alarming incident, stating, "Baba lost consciousness after an aerial clash of heads, and his tongue was also twisted - with the player in real danger," per a report from the Sun.

The Ghanaian left-back, who endured a difficult spell at Chelsea after his £22 million move from German side Augsburg in 2015, faced a frightening ordeal during the match.

Ghana star, Baba Rahman. (Photo Credit: Baba/X)

Despite Rahman's limited success at Chelsea, where he made only 23 appearances in one season before embarking on a series of loan spells, including stints with Schalke, Reims, Mallorca, and Reading, the 29-year-old has continued his career journey.

Last summer, he made a permanent move to Greek Super League outfit PAOK, hoping for a fresh start.

He faced an unfortunate scare for his life in the incident which occurred during PAOK's Greek Cup semi-final clash against hosts Panathinaikos, a match that ended in a dramatic 2-2 draw on aggregate.

Panathinaikos ultimately prevailed on penalties but Rahman's health scare overshadowed the game's outcome, sparking concerns among fans and teammates alike.

Baba Rahman was rushed to the hospital from the pitch.

Rahman’s reaction

Following the terrifying ordeal, Rahman reassured well-wishers on social media, thanking them for their support and updating them on his condition.

In a post on X, he expressed gratitude for the outpouring of concern and revealed that scans showed no major damage, providing a sigh of relief to fans around the world.

Baba Rahman officially left Chelsea as he is set to join PAOK as a free agent

Despite the challenging night, Rahman maintained a positive outlook, expressing determination to return to the pitch soon.

Tamale-born Rahman has 51 international caps for Ghana and helped PAOK secure the Greek Cup during a loan spell in 2021. This season, he has been a pivotal figure for PAOK, making 18 appearances and netting three goals.

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As Rahman continues his recovery journey, the football world unites in support of the talented left-back, hoping for his swift return to the pitch and wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

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