VAN PERSIE INJURED; ALLAYS FANS FEARS
Robin van Persie came off the field with a cut just above the eye on Sunday evening during a match at Akhisar.
This ended with him being carried off the pitchin a stretcher during the first half period of the game where he had clashed accidentally with Abdulwahid Sissoko.
However, the former Manchester United and Arsenal player took to Twitter to calm down the frayed nerves of fans and allay their fears on Monday. He also went on to confirm that his eyes were fixated on their November 20 Instanbul derby with Galatasaray.
“I would like to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes after my injury from last night’s game. Also, a big thank you to all the medical staff who looked after me,” he posted on Twitter.
“I have a little tear in my eyelid and after tests in the hospital this morning I can say that my eye itself is undamaged so all good! These things happen in football.
“Nevertheless, I am very happy with team result and win. Now focusing on the next game, the derby. HaydiFener.”
After being carried off the pitch, Van Persie could still be seen holding his hand’s against his eyes with a bandage while being attended to by medics who tried to give him first aid treatment. However, blood could still be seen seeping through the gash, thus giving out the impression that he might have lost much more.
The collision which led to the Dutch striker’s injury had seen Sissoko place himself between the Van Persie and the ball in an attempt to dispossess the Fenerbahce striker of the ball as he attempted to score. They both however, ended in a collision and Van Persie crashed to the turf where he began writhing in pain until the medics attended to him.
Fenerbahce were still able to come off with a 3-1 win in this match, and will be looking forward to the Instanbul derby against Galatasaray.