Baba Rahman joins list of Ghanaian footballers who collapsed in action

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Ghanaian defender Abdul Baba Rahman experienced a harrowing incident during a Greek Cup semi-final game on Wednesday night when he collapsed on the field. The unsettling episode occurred in the 115th minute of the match, which had progressed into extra time following a 2-2 draw in regular play. Rahman lost consciousness after an inadvertent clash with an opponent's head during an aerial duel.

Swift medical attention was administered to Rahman on the pitch, and fortunately, he regained consciousness shortly afterward. As a precautionary measure, he was transported off the field in an ambulance and is presently under observation at a hospital.

The match was briefly halted due to the incident but eventually resumed, leading to a penalty shootout as the deadlock persisted. Panathinaikos emerged triumphant in the shootout, securing their place in the Greek Cup final with a 6-5 victory.

Providing a health update after the head incident, Rahman mentioned that he was recuperating well and emphasized that scans revealed no significant damages.

“Hello, just wanted to thank everyone for their concern and well wishes in the last 12 or so hours,” the footballer wrote on X (formerly Twitter)

“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.”

PAOK won 2-1 in extra time, but Panathinaikos secured a 6-5 victory in the penalty shootout. Rahman assured everyone of his recovery, thanked supporters, and acknowledged Georgios Vagiannidis for personally checking on him at the hospital.

Since joining PAOK last summer, Rahman has experienced a resurgence, making 30 appearances with three goals and three assists.

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