Chelsea loanee Abdul Baba Rahman suffered a serious injury while playing at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana and underwent knee surgery in Germany as he currently plays with Schalke 04 on a season-long loan from the Blues.
According to Ghanaian FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi, “Baba Rahman’s injury is an example of injuries that could end his career”.
“I’m told he would be out for about seven months, – Nyantakyi told Graphic Sports – And in most clubs if you don’t play beyond two months or three months, you would be put on half salary. Or in some cases they would put you out of salary if you don’t have an insurance to underwrite the salaries for you”.
“The FA provided some compensation, about $5,000 (£3,960), to Otto Addo when he was injured while playing for Ghana. Ben Kuofie, who was FA chairman, then also visited him to show concern. Although the money was a token, the gesture was good”.
“We did same for similar thing for Jerry Akaminko ,who sustained a career-threatening injury in the run up to the 2014 World Cup and we’re not opposed to a similar thing for Baba Rahman.”