Peterborough United striker Lee Tomlin has revealed he has been playing through the pain of ankle ligament damage.
The 22-year-old sustained the problem during the 1-0 defeat to West Ham on 24th September and was initially expected to be sidelined for a month.
However, he has started Peterborough's last two games against Bristol City and Cardiff, and hopes the problem has now been fixed.
He said: "When I came back at Bristol I was in pain from the first minute and felt it all through the game. But it felt a bit better on Tuesday night and now it feels fine.
"I think having two weeks without doing much on it has helped and playing the two matches seems to have sorted it out.
"I hate missing games so while there's never a good time to get injured, it was a good time to get injured with the international break if you know what I mean."
Tomlin is set to start Saturday's clash with Leeds with Emile Sinclair, Paul Taylor and David Ball doing battle for the other striker's berth.