Demba Ba returns to the field after nine months out

Demba Ba returns to football

After a nine-month absence from football due to a major leg injury, Demba Ba is finally back.

Senegal striker Demba Ba marked his return to football with a goal in Besiktas’ 3-1 loss by Emmanuel Adebayor’s Istanbul Basaksehir in the Super Lig on Sunday.

Demba Ba suffered a horrific leg break while playing for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in July last year.

Ba returned to action when he was introduced for Cenk Tosun in the 78th minute with Besiktas already 3-0 down courtesy of an Adebayor strike and a Cengiz Under brace.

According to, Former Newcastle United and Chelsea striker Ba, 31, re-joined the club he left midway through 2015 to move to the CSL during the transfer window in January but has returned to the Super Lig as he looks to regain full fitness.