Mercifully, Robin van Persie is said to be in “good condition” after the Fenerbahce striker suffered a fairly gruesome eye injury during Sunday’s 3-1 win over Akhisar Belediyespor.
Van Persie had already opened the scoring when the incident occurred – the Dutch striker having his eyelid caught by a stray fingernail belonging to defender Abdulwahid Sissoko.
With blood pouring from his left eye, he was then forced to lie on a stretcher at the side of the pitch for around 15 minutes while waiting for an ambulance to take him to hospital…
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In the immediate aftermath, it was reported on social media – erroneously, we’re glad to say – that Van Persie had been blinded.
Fenerbahce’s club doctor Burak Kunduraciogl later assured everybody that, despite the blood-loss, the 33-year-old only suffered superficial damage:
He received a blow to the eye and suffered a torn eyelid and bleeding.
After the investigations we learned that nothing important happened. His condition is good.
As such, Van Persie is likely to recover sufficiently to be able to play in Fener’s first game back after the international break, which just so happens to be the derby against Galatasaray.