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Robin van Persie posts message after tearing eye-lid during match

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There was a lot of concern last night after some fairly gruesome images of an eye injury suffered by Robin van Persie went viral.

The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker was stretchered off 37 minutes into Fenerbahce's Super Lig clash with Akhisar Belediyespor clutching his eye after taking a seemingly innocent blow to the face.

You can watch the incident again below as blood was visibly coming from the wound - leaving many to fear the worst.

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A club statement released after the game, did ease some concern as doctor Burak Kunduraciogl played down the seriousness of Van Persie's injury.

“He received a blow to the eye and suffered a torn eyelid and bleeding,” as per The Guardian.

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“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.”

The Dutch forward is still an extremely popular figure amongst Man United fans - as proven by the reception he received for scoring against his old team at Old Trafford last month - and he has now posted message across his various social media accounts to clear up the initial worries.

"I would like to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes after my injury from last nights game," Van Persie wrote.

"Also a big thank you to all the medical staff who looked after me.

"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 the team result and win. Now focusing on the next game, the derby."

Van Persie's update is certainly good news and it sounds like he will be ready to return to action after the international break.

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