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Ghanaian professional footballer, Christian Atsu injured in Turkey earthquake

Ex-Chelsea player, Christian Atsu, was trapped in the massive earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday.

He was initially declared missing but has now been found alive with injuries.

The 31-year-old, 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.

Atsu has now been rescued from the rubble and been transported to the hospital having suffered injuries to his right foot. He was also said to e experiencing breathing difficulties.

Sports journalist for the Mirror, UK, Collin Millar, gave an update on the player in a tweet.

He wrote on his Twitter handle:

“Christian Atsu has been found alive inside rubble after today’s devastating earthquake that rocked Turkey and neighboring nations. He reportedly has breathing difficulties and an injury to his right foot, and has been transported to the hospital.”

The report adds that Hatayspor, for whom Ansu plays, is frantically trying to find the whereabouts of others. The club’s sporting director, Taner Savut, and a club interpreter are said to still be uncontactable. Several other players were found alive in the rubble.

Meanwhile, over 3,000 people have been reported dead as a result of the terrifying earthquake.

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