Robin van Persie provides update on his knee injury

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has denied suggestions that his career is over after he appeared to sustain a knee injury on international duty.

The Fenerbahce marksman returned to the Netherlands fold after a two-year absence, but he could not make much of an impression as they succumbed to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to France.

Shortly after the France game, The Sun reported that Van Persie had suffered a serious injury after he tore his anterior cruciate knee ligaments on Holland duty. The report added that the Dutchman could be forced into an early retirement as he could potentially be out for up to 12 months.

However, Van Persie himself took to Twitter to clarify to solve the situation, and to everyone's surprise, The Sun were found to have published the wrong information, he wrote: "I would like to make this brief statement with the intention to rectify news spread concerning myself. I regret that any statements about my injury have been made without my consent and approval.

At this moment, I have a minor knee injury which has an average recovery time of three weeks.This is the conclusion of several knee specialists that come highly recommended, based on the scans, clinical tests and the fact that I could resume the match after the moment the injury happened."

While Van Persie was sent back from the national team camp, Dick Advocaat's side earned a valuable 3-1 win over Bulgaria in their World Cup qualifier group, and this sees them just three points adrift of second-placed Sweden, who they will face in the final set of fixtures. Netherlands are currently trailing Sweden by a goal difference of six, and they will have to win their last two games comfortably in order to make the World Cup playoff.Meanwhile, Van Persie may have played his last game in the Holland shirt with his fitness likely to be a concern for future selection.