Former Coventry City defender James McPake has had a painkilling injection in order to try and be ready for Hibernian's Scottish FA Cup Final on Sunday against Celtic.
McPake aggrevated the back injury he first picked up whilst playing for Coventry and has not played since April 27th.
Speaking to Scottish Television, McPake said: "I am trying everything to be as fit as I can be.
"The jag was taken last week. It is a flare up in my back. I trained the week of the derby but I which risked doing further damage if I played in that one so I was forced to pull out.
"I am confident in the people I speak to regarding these decisions and when to get a jag and when not, and what is right and what is wrong.
"They give me every possible scenario and I am happy to do that for the football club.
"If there is any way you can play, not just in a final, then you will play.
"At what risk to yourself and the team? That's the decision that has to be made.
"Every player on the planet will tell you, the pain is not the issue, it is if you can get through the game.
"But I am back in training and feeling good at the minute. It is settling to be fair."
Source: Coventry MAD