Miller finally ending his West Brom injury frustration
West Bromwich Albion striker Ishmael Miller is desperate for action after finally putting his injury nightmare behind him.
The 23-year-old is expected to resume training this week having been sidelined for over seven weeks with a rare tendon problem in his thigh.
"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," Miller told the club's official website.
"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 football and 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."
Miller has found himself hampered by injuries since suffering cruciate ligament damage during his debut Premier League season in December 2008, but the striker is staying positive.
"I just want to put the last couple of years to bed and move on," he said. "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."