Phillips said that a year down the line, he would be around.
He told the Birmingham Mail: "I will definitely still be playing, I'm sure of it. Whether it's still at Birmingham, who knows.
"But retirement, no, I haven't thought about that at all. I have still got plenty to offer.
"At the moment this has probably made me more hungry now, sitting out for a month. It is doing my head in. I can't wait to get back training."