Robin van Persie; one of life’s nice guys. That’s if you’re a Manchester United fan, and not from north London. Nevertheless, you wouldn’t wish to see anyone lose their eyesight out on the football pitch.
And poor old RvP, is reportedly suffering a blood clot in his left eye following a clash with a Akhisar Belediyespor defender.
Player Robin van Persie suffers horrific eye injury. Doctors say he'll never see from that eye again: https://t.co/PxUZDWbwj5 via
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It’s hard to exactly see the damage from the initial footage, but reports coming out from Turkey are that the Dutchman is set for surgery following a positive prognosis.
The Turkish health system seems about as unpredictable as the Trump versus Clinton election, as RvP had to wait over 15 minutes outside the ground for an ambulance to arrive?! There should be one in situ regardless!
The club doctor of Furak Kunduraciogl said of RvP…
“He received a blow to the eye and suffered a torn eyelid and bleeding,”
It’s a real eye-opener for the former Man United man, who had got Fenerbahce up and running in the game, by opening the scoring and his side eventually ran out 3-1 winners.
After *that* interview Sir Alex Ferguson gave from the Swansea game following Ashley Williams attempt to end RvP’s life. The Scotsman has chipped in with some comments…
“The Kunduraciogl defender has clearly done it on purpose. It must be a set-up, and the player should be banned for life. Truly shocking. As Stevie Wonder would say, it’s just too ‘superstitious'”.
*As imagined by CLICKON soccer*
WATCH: Robin Van Persie suffers HORRIFIC eye injury and will not be able to see with that eye again.. https://t.co/vhClfd6pdk
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RvP has managed to string some form together recently, finding the net four times in eight appearances domestically this season. As well as bagging a goal against his former club in the Europa League game.
We hope for the Dutchman’s sake that his recovery is quick one and he can get back to being ‘past it’, sooner rather than later.