Ghana’s Christian Atsu ‘taken to hospital’ after Turkey earthquakes
- Winger suffered injuries to his right foot
- Newcastle ‘praying for positive news’ on former player
Christian Atsu has reportedly been found alive after he was trapped under rubble following an earthquake in Turkey.
The 31-year-old Ghana international, who played for both Chelsea and Newcastle during his time in the Premier League, was caught up in the 7.7 magnitude earthquake on Monday. According to reports in Ghana and Portugal, Atsu has now been rescued from the rubble and was transported to hospital after suffering injuries to his right foot and breathing difficulties.
Hatayspor, Atsu’s current club, is located in the Turkish city of the Hatay, which is believed to be one of the areas worst affected by the incident. As well as Atsu, it has been reported that the club’s sporting director Taner Savut and an interpreter were also trapped following the earthquake.
A post on Newcastle’s Twitter account said: “Praying for some positive news, @ChristianAtsu20.” Atsu played on Sunday, scoring the winning goal in the home game against Kasimpasa.
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