The former Manchester player player spent a night at the hospital following his incident as the news about the severity of his injury remains unclear.
, spent his New Year’s Eve at the hospital after some fireworks exploded in his hands injuring his face during the New Year’s celebration. According to a statement made by Galatasaray, there is no threat over the defender’s life but the reason he was rushed to the hospital was for the safety of his eyes.
“Our player Omar Elabdellaoui was taken to Liv Hospital tonight”
read the statement
. “Unfortunately, he was injured in an incident at home. In the hospital he received first aid.”
"The damage in his eyes will only be clear after further examination. He is fully conscious now and there is no risk of death.”
“We hope that our important player will return healthy and well as soon as possible.”
It is said that the team’s vice-president,
, and captain,Arda Turan
, have visited the player in the hospital. And according to Doctor Vedat Kaya, who has been treating the player, the 29-year-old’s condition is improving.
"There are injuries in both eyes, more in one eye. His current situation is better than yesterday. He has the ability to see, but how will his condition be in the future? It is difficult to say anything now,” he said.
The Turkish club’s president,
, also reassured the fans, saying:
"Omar Elabdellaoui is in good health. It is still early to talk [about his long-term health], but he is getting better. The hope should never be lost. I think that we have to wait one or two weeks.”