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07th Nov 2016

WATCH: Robin van Persie gives encouraging update after suffering gruesome eye injury

Looked much, much worse than it was

Robert Redmond

Robin van Persie suffered a gruesome looking eye injury on Sunday afternoon.

The Fenerbahce collided with Abdulwahid Sissoko during his side’s 3-1 win over Akhisar Belediyespor, and had to be stretchered from the pitch.

Van Persie suffered a torn eyelid, and television pictures captured blood coming from the striker’s eye as he left the field and waited for an ambulance.

He’s the incident which led to the injury:

Van Persie, who scored the opening goal in the game before suffering the injury just before half-time, was then photographed and filmed lying on a stretcher, waiting for an ambulance, with his eye heavily bandaged.

https://twitter.com/fenerbahceliler/status/795306126535512068

https://twitter.com/FederMedya/status/795328270954823680

https://twitter.com/football_oranje/status/795332043202842624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


However, despite the injury appearing horrific, the former Manchester United man Monday provided an encouraging update, confirming that while his eyelid is torn, the eye is “undamaged”.

The 33-year-old has scored four goals in eight league games in Turkey this season.

He also scored a few weeks ago against Manchester United, his old team, at Old Trafford and received a standing ovation from the crowd.

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