Referee and players distraught after seeing goalkeeper suffer horrendous double leg break

Referee and players distraught after seeing goalkeeper suffer horrendous double leg break

An African Champions League quarter-final was marred with sadness at the weekend following a horrific injury. Horoya AC lost their goalkeeper Khadim

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An African Champions League quarter-final was marred with sadness at the weekend following a horrific injury.

Horoya AC lost their goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye after he suffered a double leg break after colliding with his own team-mate.

The injury to Senegal international Ndiaye following an attempted slide tackle to clear the ball from goal. Unfortunately team-mate Boubacar Samassekou had the same idea and the incident resulted in the latter’s broken leg.

Several Horoya AC players were left distraught at the sight of their goalkeeper's broken leg

Several Horoya AC players were left distraught at the sight of their goalkeeper's broken leg

Several Horoya AC players were left distraught at the sight of their goalkeeper’s broken leg

Players on the pitch couldn't control themselves after Khadim Ndiaye's horrific injury

Players on the pitch couldn't control themselves after Khadim Ndiaye's horrific injury

Players on the pitch couldn’t control themselves after Khadim Ndiaye’s horrific injury

He (left) suffered a double broken leg after colliding with team-mate Boubacar Samassekou

He (left) suffered a double broken leg after colliding with team-mate Boubacar Samassekou

He (left) suffered a double broken leg after colliding with team-mate Boubacar Samassekou

The incident against Wydad Casablanca visibly left Ndiaye’s team-mates stunned as laid stricken on the floor during their 5-0 defeat. It also left referee Bamlak Tessema, an Ethiopian official, shell shocked too.

After being attended to on the pitch, he was finally carried off on a stretcher.

The club confirmed on Sunday that Ndiaye had undergone surgery in Rabat.

‘The results are reassuring and he will remain at the Cheick Zaidi University hospital where he will continue his recovery,’ Horoya announced on social media.

Horoya declined to release information about the length of his recovery period.

In an act of good faith though, the Guinean outfit have extended his contract to provide him with some more security.

The 34-year-old’s contract was due to end this year but the club ‘wanted to ensure his immediate future by extending his contract for three years from today (14 April).’

Horoya’s owner Antonio Souare has also offered Ndiaye a role at the club as part of the technical staff in the future and will pay for his training in Europe. 

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