FENERBAHCE new-boy Mesut Ozil has suffered minor ligament damage in his left ankle and will miss the Turkish giants’ next few games.
The former Germany international was crocked in Fenerbahce’s 1-1 draw with Antalyaspor on Thursday night and had to be stretchered off the pitch.
A crocked Mesut Ozil had to be stretchered off the pitchCredit: Getty
Mesut Ozil suffered ankle ligament damage in Fenerbahce’s 1-1 draw with Antalyaspor on Thursday nightCredit: Getty
There were immediate fears the former Arsenal man would be set for a prolonged stint on the sidelines.
And the 32-year-old has confirmed he’ll be out of action for the foreseeable future.
Ozil tweeted in Turkish: “I am very sorry that I will not be able to help our team in the upcoming games due to partial tears in the inner and outer lateral ligaments of my feet.
“I will do my best to get back on the field as soon as possible.
“Thank you very much for your support and all good wishes.”
The former Real Madrid man followed up that statement on with another for those unable to understand Turkish.
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It read: “Really sad that I won’t be able to help my team due to an outer ligament tear in the next few games, but it could have been worse and I’ll try everything to be back on the pitch soon.
“Thanks for all your messages & support.”
Ozil’s injury is expected to keep him on the sidelines for a minimum of four weels.
The World Cup winner joined Fenerbahce in January after mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with Premier League big boys Arsenal.
Mesut Ozil joined Fenerbahce in the summer following the termination of his Arsenal contractCredit: AFP
The midfielder had six months left on his contract with the north Londoners but opted to move on to pastures new as he’d been frozen out by under-pressure Gunners chief Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal‘s former record-signing has so far made seven appearances for Erol Bulut’s side this season but has yet to get on the scoresheet or provide a single assist.
Boyhood Fenerbahce fan Ozil was over the moon with his move to the Ulker Stadium, saying: “I am very excited because I was always a fan of Fenerbahce.
“My has dream come true for me.
“That’s why I’m very excited to wear the jersey. I hope I will be successful with my teammates. I hope everything will be fine. I wish the best.
“God bless them (the fans). They always support it. We already know how big we are as a Fenerbahce community.
“They showed it again. I am so happy. I hope I can thank them on the pitch. I wish the best.”
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