Van Persie denies career is over after latest injury

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Reports emerged that the 34-year-old could miss the rest of the season after suffering another injury, but he says he will be back within three weeks

Robin van Persie has dismissed claims he faces a long period on the sidelines with an injury.

The striker withdrew from the Netherlands squad after suffering a knee problem in a substitute appearance against France last Thursday, but saw out the rest of the game.

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Reports circulated in Turkey that the 34-year-old would be out for the rest of the season, possibly bringing an end to his career.

Fenerbahce later revealed treatment had already started on a partial tear in his anterior cruciate ligament, and Van Persie followed it up by insisting he will be out for just a short time.

"I regret that any statements about my injury have been made without my consent and approval," a statement he posted on Twitter read.

"At the moment, I have a minor knee injury which has an average recover time of three weeks.

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"This is the conclusion of several knee specialists that come highly recommended, based on the scans, clinical tests and the face I could resume the match after the moment the injury happened.

"I'm looking forward to being back on the training pitch soon."

Van Persie joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United in 2015 and has scored 40 goals in 91 games for the Turkish club in all competitions.

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