Information from the camp of Hatayspor’s club doctor, Gurbey Kahveci has it that they are unable to locate Christian Atsu at the hospital after being rescued from a collapsed building following Monday’s earthquake in Turkey.
The club’s vice president, Mustafa Ozat, had earlier confirmed Atsu’s rescue and stated that he had sustained injuries. However, the whereabouts of the Ghanaian winger are still unknown.
“When we heard the news that “he was taken to Dortyol Hospital”, we especially went and looked, but he was not there,” Kahveci said.
“At the moment we accept that Savut Taner [sporting director] and Christian Atsu were not found, unfortunately.”
The death toll from the disaster has reached 11,000, making it the most fatal earthquake in the last decade.
Atsu’s London-based agent Nana Sechere has said that Atsu’s whereabouts are still unknown. This has caused further confusion about the player’s status.
He said, “As you can imagine, this continues to be a devastating time for his family and we are doing everything we can to locate Christian.”