Senegal international and former Chelsea striker Demba Ba (Pictured) suffered a horrific injury during the Chinese Super League derby between Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG.
Ba, 31, during his time in England, scored 50 Premier League goals for West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea.
It could end his professional career,” said Shenhua coach Gregorio Manzano.
Former Newcastle and West Ham, poacher joined the Chinese side from Turkish club Besiktas for about £12m last July.
Ba has played 17 times for Senegal scoring four goals.
He made his debut against Tanzania in June 2007 and was part of the Senegal squad at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, playing all three matches as they were eliminated from Group A with three defeats.