Baba Rahman has revealed he nearly had to quit football due to injury as the left-back prepares to represent his country at the World Cup.
What did Baba Rahman say?
Baba Rahman said he has a lot to thank for the medical staff at the Blues, as the player considered retiring as early as 2019 after being told he suffered his third major knee injury in six seasons. Despite warnings from doctors that he might never play another stage again, Baba returned to full fitness and last week was named in Otto Addo’s 26-man squad in Ghana for the World Championships.
The Ghana national team defender details the moment he learned he was sidelined four years ago. According to Baba Rahman he went home after a scan which he thought was a minor injury, they called to say that the anterior cruciate ligament in his other knee was gone.
Baba Rahman added that the third one is what he couldn’t take. It was tough. Rahman thanks Stewart Vaughan, John Fearn, Thierry Laurent and Paco Bosca at the Blues. Baba says that they were like angels to him. According to the Ghana player, At some point he decided to quit football due to all the complications he had, but they just gave him the confidence to keep going.
A little about Baba Rahman
The Ghana international is still in the blue books but is currently trading with Reading in the Championship, where the defender has been on loan for the past two seasons. Baba Rahman says he wants to return to the elite level after not yet living up to his £22m price tag following his move to the West London club from FC Augsburg in 2015.
Baba Rahman will look to add to his 44 caps for the Black Stars during the upcoming World Cup as Ghana kick off their Group H campaign against Portugal on November 24 at the 974 Stadium.