OUCH! Things did not look good for Robin Van Persie when he was carried off the field on a stretcher with a bandage over his bloody eye during Fenerbahce’s Nov. 6 game. But is this horrific injury going to affect his eyesight forever? Get the latest on the soccer star’s condition here.
Robin Van Perise, 33, went down HARD when he was smacked in the face by an Akhisar player mid-game on Nov. 6. From the moment his opponent basically grabbed him by the eyelid, Robin had an intense look of agony on his face as he went down to the ground with one hand over his left eye.
A medical team quickly arrived on the field and carried the 33-year-old off on a stretcher, but things didn’t look good as the blood was seen oozing through the gauze bandage. At first, reports about the striker’s condition were terrifying, with many fans even fearing that Robin would never see again, but fear not Fenerbahce fans — he’s going to be totally fine.
“He received a blow to the eye and suffered a torn eyelid and bleeding,” a team doctor explained. “After the investigations we learned that nothing important happened. His condition is good.”
Robin himself later took to Instagram to assure his followers and supporters that he’s okay. “I would like to thank you all for your prayers and well wishes after my injury from last nights game,” he wrote. “Also a big thank you to all the medical staff who looked after me. I have a little tear in my eyelid and after tests in the hospital this morning 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, the derby.” PHEW!
HollywoodLifers, were you worried that Robin wasn’t going to be able to see again?!