Sunderland winger Carlos Edwards admits to being frustrated at being sidelined by a hamstring injury for the next month.
The 28-year-old Trinidad & Tobago international sustained the injury in the 2-2 draw with Birmingham City, and will now miss clashes Liverpool and Manchester United, as well as the Carling Cup meeting with his former club, Luton Town.
Edwards told the club's official website: "It's frustrating, I've not had the best run of luck with injuries.
"There is no getting away from the disappointment, but at the same time I'm keeping positive.
"You can't blame anyone. I felt okay and then I crossed the ball just before it happened.
"I was unbalanced, I planted my foot down awkwardly and I think it put too much strain on it, it just went.
"Injuries do happen and it's how you react. I will stay positive and work hard to get back and I will give the lads 100 per cent support.
"It's a blow to miss games against Liverpool and Manchester United but I will not let it discourage me, I'll just get on with it."