Ipswich defender Damien Delaney has paid tribute to the club's medical staff as he continues his recovery from leg surgery but has refused to put a timescale on his return.
Delaney sustained a dead leg in training last week but, after leading to a blood clot, the Republic of Ireland international had to undergo emergency surgery on what could have been a career-threatening injury.
The left-back, who was released from hospital on Monday, looks set to face three months on the sidelines and he told the club's official website: "The medical people from Matt [Byard] and Mark [Endacott] and Dr Lewis [club doctor] to the surgeons at the hospital were top class.
"They all reacted really quickly and I can't praise them enough. I'm luckily in that I had the best medical help available to deal with the situation."
He added: "There's no real guided to follow when it comes to the recovery. It's not like I've done a hamstring and know I'm going to be out for three or four weeks. At the moment all I can do is rest and let my body catch up.
"I don't want to set a timescale but I want to get back in as soon as possible and I'm very optimistic I can do that."