Robin van Persie suffers nasty eye injury for Fenerbahce

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Robin van Persie was taken to hospital on Sunday after suffering a nasty eye injury while playing for Fenerbahce.

The Dutchman was taken off on a stretcher after clashing with an Akhisar Belediyespor player in the first half.

A bandage was placed over Van Persie’s bloodied left eye.

Fenerbahce doctor Burak Kunduracioglu confirmed, via the Evening Standard, that the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker had suffered a torn eyelid, but had not sustained any serious damage to his vision.

You can check out the incident below. It’s not for the squeamish.

The game had been going so well for Van Persie. He opened the scoring in the 26th minute before he had to be replaced minutes before half-time.

Van Persie suffers nasty injury

Taken to hospital

Fenerbahce ended up winning the game 3-1, former Premier League player Hugo Rodallega missing a penalty for Akhisar.

Europa League

Van Persie met up with his former United teammates on Thursday when Fenerbahce hosted Jose Mourinho’s team in the Europa League.

Fenerbahce succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford in October, but they evened up the score with an impressive 2-1 win in Turkey.

The result leaves Fenerbahce top of Group A, level on points with Feyenoord and a point ahead of third-placed United.

No return date as of yet

It remains to be seen how long Van Persie will be out for, but the Turkish side’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage are hurt if he’s not available for the game against Zorya towards the end of the month.

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