Manchester United star striker Robin van Persie has revealed he feared he had broken his toe earlier this month against Shakhtar.
Van Persie picked-up a foot injury during United’s draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and played win over Sunderland in last weekend’s by taking a pain-killing injection.
The Dutch footballer also played on Friday’s 8-1 World Cup qualifying win over Hungary and he insisted that he is not prepared to take any more pain-killing injections.
“Against Shakhtar I got such a hard kick on my toe, I immediately thought it was broken. It was so sore,” van Persie said to 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.”