Taylor is out for the rest of the season after breaking his ankle in three places against Sunderland last week.
He told the Daily Star: said: “It was a freak accident.
“I’ve always been a tackling full-back and I will remain so.
“But I knew straight away something was wrong. I didn’t look that long at the ankle but when the pain started rushing to it I knew it was pretty bad.
“Now I want to come back fitter and stronger. I’ve got a year to work on strengthening other parts of my body and come back like a new signing raring to go. I’m mentally strong and have the support of my family. I owe it to them to battle my way back.
“The surgeon told me that the operation went as well as it could have and they put the ankle back together as perfect as possible.
“In a lot of cases they said it would have been a career-threatening injury, but they have given me a great chance of making a full recovery.”