Van Persie, Fenerbahce play down ‘ blindness’ fears

By Ikenga Chronicles November 8, 2016

Van Persie, Fenerbahce play down ‘ blindness’ fears

Former Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie, and his club, Fenerbahce, have dismissed fears that the Dutchman could lose sight in one eye after a heavy collision while representing his club on Sunday.

The 33-year-old scored the opening goal in Fenerbahce’s 3-1 win over Akhisar, but was stretched off in the 37th minute of the match after taking a blow to his eye in a collision with an opponent.

Rumours on social media suggested that the former Netherlands international could lose sight in his left eye, which was heavily bandaged as the striker left the field, but Van Persie and Fenerbahce have played down the seriousness of the incident.

“I would like to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes after my injury from our last game. Also a big thank you to all the medical staff who looked after me,” he said.

“I have a little tear in my eyelid and after tests in the hospital on Monday, 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.”

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