West Ham United midfielder Kieron Dyer is trying to remain positive as he begins the long recovery from a double fracture of his right leg.
The 28-year-old England international was injured early on in the Carling Cup clash with Bristol Rovers last week, as he made only his third Hammers appearance since his arrival from Newcastle United.
Dyer has now undergone surgery to repair his fractured tibia and fibula and is confident that he can return from yet another major injury setback.
He told the club's official website: "I've been trying to stay as positive as I can.
"The physios and the specialist were really pleased with how the operation went and said there is no reason why I shouldn't make a full recovery.
"I am just focusing on that for now and getting some rest, before I hopefully beginning my rehab and treatment some time next week.
"They don't really give exact timescales with this type of injury because some people heal a lot quicker than others and there can be complications when you have screws put in.
"I knew straight away that I had broken both bones which is why my hand went straight up into the air and as I hit the floor."