Robin van Persie has escaped serious injury after being stretchered off with a torn eyelid for Fenerbahce last night. 

Everything was going well for the Dutchman, scoring the opening goal in the first half. Prior to half-time, the 33 year old fell to the floor after being struck down by a trailing arm.

Paranoia manifested via social media like wildfire, as pictures of van Persie’s ‘bloody’ left eye circled on Twitter.

Fenerbahce quashed initial rumours that suggested the former Arsenal/Man United star would never see again.