(AA) – Mustafa Pektemek, the striker for Turkish Spor Toto Super League title contenders Besiktas, has suffered a broken toe.
The club said on Friday that Pektemek had experienced pain after a training session on Thursday evening.
He is receiving treatment after scans showed the fourth toe in his right foot had been broken.
The 26-year-old is prone to injury – he missed 21 matches this season due to various injuries such as facial injury, ankle problems, thigh and calf injuries.
He also sustained a cruciate ligament injury, keeping him out of action for about seven months during the 2012-13 football season.
While Pektemek was playing for another Turkish team, Genclerbirligi, during the 2010-11 season, he faced another serious injury – an anterior cruciate ligament tear, making him ineligible for six months.