Baba Rahman first words after regaining consciousness

Baba Rahman playing for Greek side PAOK FC

Ghana defender Baba Rahman has spoken for the first time since he collapsed on the pitch before later regaining consciousness. The former Chelsea left-back collided with an opposition player while challenging for an aerial ball. He was immediately attended to by the medical team which helped him regain consciousness.

Despite his quick recovery, he was sent to the hospital straight away as a precautionary measure. He took to X to thank everyone for the support while announcing that he did not suffer any major damage from the incident.

“Hello, just wanted to thank everyone for their concern and well wishes in the last 12 or so hours. Thankfully I’m recovering well and scans have shown no major damage. I’d like to also say a big thank you to Georgios Vagiannidis for personally checking in on me at the hospital. It was a tough night but I’d be back running up and down again soon,” he tweeted.

The incident happened while Baba Rahman and his team were playing against Panathinaikos in the Greek Cup semi-final second leg. His club PAOK FC won the match 1-2 but lost 6-5 on penalties after the tie ended in a 2-2 aggregate score. At the time of the incident which was in the 115th minute, his side was leading 0-2 and on the verge of qualification.

The former Augsburg full-back has made 18 league appearances for the Greek side this season, scoring three goals and creating two others. Despite admitting it was a tough night, he has assured that he will be up very soon.

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