New Delhi: Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie suffered a horrific eye injury during Fenerbahce's 3-1 win over Akhisar on Sunday.
Persie, who scored the opening goal for the Istanbul club just before the half-hour mark, was carried off the field just before half-time after he collided with one of the opponents.
Watch the incident here:
The 33-year-old went down in agony and was later seen bleeding from his left eye which was dressed on the field before he was taken in an ambulance for treatment.
While it looked like a career-threatening injury, club's doctor said that his condition was good.
“He received a blow to the eye and suffered a torn eyelid and bleeding,” the 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.”