Why can’t this patient see properly?

A man presents with blurred vision a couple of days after being injured at soccer. Is there a connection?

Terry a 27-year-old university student, presents complaining of blurred vision in his right eye for the past two hours. 

Purtscher's retinopathy
Photo courtesy Eyerounds.org/The University of Iowa

Four days prior, he sustained a moderately displaced, right tibial spiral fracture, after a collision during a soccer match.

At that time, he was admitted to hospital, and underwent open reduction and