It's terrible news.
He is a better player than anyone we have right now (I genuinely believe that)
A lazy pundit opinion is that he was finished in England after Gary Neville (who, talent-wise, wasn't fit to lace Reyes' boots) hacked him constantly at the Swamp.
However, he really came good thereafter in my opinion. An accomplished player on the wing, creating chances and goals and he was the consummate professional.
RIP, a truly sad day for football
"If you asked 100 people, 99 would say Adebayor was wrong. The 100th would be Mark Hughes." Arsene Wenger