Former Chelsea star Michael Essien wished Christian Atsu a speedy recovery after the forward was rescued from earthquake rubble.
“Get well soon brother” Essien tweeted.
Get well soon brother @ChristianAtsu20 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/XM4wS8B3v0
— Michael Essien® (@MichaelEssien) February 7, 2023
The Ghana international had been trapped under debris after the earthquake and was located after extensive search efforts. Sadly, Hatayspor's Sporting Director, Taner Savut, remains trapped.
"Christian Atsu has been removed injured. Unfortunately our sports director Taner Savut is still under the wreckage. We are coming towards the end of the most dangerous hours," said the club’s press relations spokesperson Mustafa Ozat.
He added, "I just had another meeting. Christian Atsu was taken to hospital with injuries."
Having parted ways with Al Raed in Saudi Arabia, Atsu joined Hatayspor in September and scored his first goal on Sunday. It was a 97th minute free kick that secured three points for Hatayspor against Kasımpaşa S.K.