West Brom midfielder James Morrison admits he appreciates the game more after overcoming a lengthy injury problem.
The 24-year-old netted the equaliser for the Baggies against Bolton in the Premier League on Saturday, leaving Roberto Di Matteo's men sixth in the table.
Morrison has endured a frustrating 10 months with a heel injury and he now is savouring every moment in the top-flight.
"The injury was tough and I was in hospital three times," he said in the Daily Star.
"When you're at home for three months, sitting on your sofa with a tube hanging out of you, it's not nice.
"Did I fear the end of my career? I never looked at it like that. I always knew I would come back, but it was a very long time not to be playing.
"It has made me appreciate the game a bit more. I'm just happy to be back in the Premier League.
"I just want to forget about it now and scoring here is a big thing for me. I want to focus on keeping the Baggies in the Premier League."
West Brom have made an excellent start to the campaign following their promotion last time out, and travel to Manchester United after the international break.