Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook is hopeful his injury nightmare is coming to an end.
It has been roughly eight months since the 22-year-old ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Recovery is going well in preseason and Cook is optimistic about the near future.
Cook told the Daily Echo: "It's really hard, you can't really do much.
"There's not much bend in your knee so you're hobbling around, just sat on the sofa on the ice machine. But it's all worth it now looking back where I came from seven months ago to where I am now.
"It's been a long journey but hopefully it's coming to the end."
He added: "I think when you get a serious injury like that it's really hard to deal with.
"Obviously a few of the lads here have had similar ones. They've helped me massively, their experiences and their support.
"It's been tough. There have been ups and downs, there have been some hard days, but some good days and I'm back on the pitch now, doing what I love so it's enjoyable.
"I did my ankle in the first season I was here, but that was only 12 weeks (out) so this is my first serious, serious injury.
"But I'm looking to bounce back from it and see how it goes."