Mesut Ozil has been spotted on crutches with it is safe to say that his life in Turkey has not got off to the best start.

Turkish Super League football match between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on March 04 , 2021. Pictured: Mesut Ozil injured. (Photo via Imago)
Turkish Super League football match between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on March 04 , 2021. Pictured: Mesut Ozil injured. (Photo via Imago)

Mesut Ozil was spotted on crutches after going over on his ankle late in the game in his last appearance for Fenerbahce.

Making his fourth start and seventh appearance for Fenerbahce since joining in the winter window, Mesut Özil was pushing to help his side find an equaliser when he went down awkwardly under a challenge from Antalyaspor forward Fredy.

According to the player himself at the time, he has an outer ligament tear in his ankle. Goal add that he specifically has partial tears to his inner and outer lateral ankle ligaments and will miss between four and six weeks of football. April 5th is the best-case return date.

It is perhaps, then, no surprise to see him on crutches.

Mesut Ozil via fanatik
Mesut Ozil via fanatik

This is a major blow to Fenerbahce, who are pushing for the Super Lig title. In recent matches, they’ve fallen behind Besiktas and Galatasaray, and they’ll have to close the gap without Özil’s help now.

It’s also a blow to Özil, of course. He’s yet to get going with his new club, with no goals or assists yet and mixed results for the team in his seven appearances (three wins, one draw, three defeats).

All he can do for now is work on his recovery and support his teammates from the sidelines.

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