Mehmet Topal ruled out while Moussa Sow tipped to return to the starting XI

Fenerbahce Ismail Kartal is expected to rest Mehmet Topal after the experienced defensive midfielder fell on his head during the 1-1 draw with Bursaspor on Monday.

Mehmet Topal revealed that he thought he broke his neck when he landed on his head in the 1-1 draw against Bursaspor.

“I landed on my head when I jumped for a header from our corner,” Topal said.

“I heard my neck crack and felt a horrible pain, I immediately thought I had broke my neck, I was worried for my family and thought I would never play football again.

Kartal will also be unable to field Diego Ribas who suffered a muscle injury during the game.

Emre Belözoğlu and Moussa Sow are expected to return to the starting XI after recovering form their injuries.

Fenerbahce face Eskisehirspor in the 11. week of the Turkish Super League this weekend.

Fenerbahce’s probable starting line-up:
Volkan Demirel; Hasan Ali, Kadlec, Bekir, Gökhan, Meireles, Emre, Alper; Sow, Kuyt, Emenike