Manchester United star Robin van Persie revealed yesterday some insight about his injury earlier this month. His worst fears were that he had broken his toe.
Van Persie suffered the foot injury during United’s draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League and played through it in last weekend’s win over Sunderland. Robin van Persie took a pain-killing injection; which helped.
Van Persie spoke about it with Fox Sports:
“Against Shakhtar I got such a hard kick on my toe, I immediately thought it was broken. It was so sore,” van Persie is quoted as saying in the Sunday Mirror.
“On the Thursday, after returning to Manchester, I had a scan. Eight years ago I broke a bone on my other foot and it felt like a similar injury.
“I was so relieved there was no fracture visible, but doctors told me it was badly bruised. I was told to rest it, but I wanted to play against Sunderland.
“So we did what they call a quick fix. The medics gave me an injection.
“But I have said I won’t do that again. If I keep having injections in my toe, it is not going to improve. It will get more sensitive and painful.
“I have to admit it was a gamble playing against Hungary. I’d not trained and you never know how that can work out when you play again.”
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