Fit-again West Brom striker Ishmael Miller is desperate to make his return to action.
Miller, 23, has resumed training this week following a seven-week stint on the sidelines with a tendon problem in his thigh.
And he told Albion’s official website: “We thought it was a thigh strain at first but we then discovered after a deeper scan that it was a torn tendon that one out of 10,000 athletes tear.
“But I’ve been outside for a few weeks now. I’ve just been trying to get myself right so hopefully I don’t break down again.
“It has been frustrating from time to time – but it’s what happens. I just need to make sure I come back right and do the extra work.
“I’m very excited to get back on the training pitch. I just want to play football. I haven’t played for over seven weeks.”
And Miller is hoping he has now seen the back of an injury-plagued couple of years as he looks to dislodge Peter Odemwingie and Marc-Antoine Fortune from the starting XI.
He added: “I just want to put the last couple of years to bed and move on. I’ve had to draw on my own strength and I’ve had my family and friends around me to help.
“It could be worse. Some people get injured and never come back. I’ve just got to take it day by day and week by week.”