By Adebayo Williams
Fenerbahce striker Robin Van Persie suffered a gruesome eye injury in his club’s victory over Akhisar Belediyespor on Sunday. The former Manchester United man collided with an opposition player in the first half of the encounter. The Netherlands international’s face was covered in blood before he was carried off in an ambulance.
Fears of a serious case was however allayed by the club’s doctor, John Kunduracioglu, who said the 33-year-old was in good condition.
“Van Persie received a blow to his eye, it was torn and bleeding,” told Fanatik.
“After investigating, we sent him to an ophthalmologist at the hospital for further checks. We learned that nothing serious has happened, so the situation is good.
“We had to wait for an ambulance. If the injury had been more serious, the situation could have been worse.”
Van Persie was back in the stadium where he watched the rest of the match from the stands. He was seen wearing an eye patch on the injured eye.