Fenerbahce have played down fears over an eye injury suffered by former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie on Sunday.The 33-year-old Dutchman scored the opening goal in Fener’s 3-1 Super Lig win over Akhisar but was carried off on a stretcher after 37 minutes, having taken a blow to the eye in a seemingly innocuous collision with an opponent.
Television pictures appeared to show blood coming from Van Persie’s heavily bandaged left eye, but a club statement said the situation was much less serious than feared.
“He received a blow to the eye and suffered a torn eyelid and bleeding,” club doctor Burak Kunduraciogl said.
“After the first intervention, we sent an ophthalmologist to the hospital to assess him.
“After the investigations we learned that nothing important happened. His condition is good.”
Source: Sky Sports