He revealed: "I thought 'When is this going to end?'.
"At the same time I knew I had to stop panicking. I will be 26 in January and time is on my side to recover. I had to prepare myself mentally to be away from the game for so long once again.
"So I let my hair down and during that week I watched every movie I could - 'Taken' with Liam Neeson was one my favourites.
"I also ate ice cream, which I usually stay well away from. I needed comfort."