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How Chelsea ‘angels’ saved Baba Rahman’s career ahead of ‘dream’ first World Cup

The left-back has said that he has a lot to thank the medical staff at Chelsea for, as he contemplated ending his career back in 2019 after being told he had suffered his third serious knee injury in six seasons. Despite being warned by doctors that he may never play again at one stage, Rahman has got himself back to full fitness and last week was named in Otto Addo’s 26-man Ghana squad for the World Cup.

Speaking to the Evening Standard Rahman details the moment he found out that he was set for more time on the sidelines four years ago. “I went home after a scan that I thought was a minor injury, they called to say the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the other knee has gone.”

“The third one was something I couldn’t take. It was tough,” the defender added. “I would like to thank Paco [Bosca], Thierry [Laurent], John [Fearn] and Stewart [Vaughan] at Chelsea. They were like angels to me. At one point, I decided I had to quit football because of all the complications I had, but they just gave me the confidence to keep going.”

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