Portsmouth defender Hermann Hreidarsson has returned to his native Iceland to receive treatment on a troublesome Achilles injury.
The 37-year-old has been struggling with the problem since the start of the season and has been restricted to just two appearances as a result.
The veteran left-back knows only too well how difficult Achilles complaints can be, having suffered a ruptured tendon in 2010.
He has not damaged the same leg this time around, but is frustrated to have been laid low by a similar ailment.
Hreidarsson is hoping specialist advice will see him get to the bottom of the issue and allow him to resume first-team duties at Pompey in the near future.
"It has been a frustrating season for me. I am in Iceland at the moment so hopefully this one will work," he told The News.
"It's the other Achilles which is causing me pain. Thankfully it is not the same one I injured before.
"I returned to training a few weeks ago and it was still not good. I felt it a little bit so I'm trying some new treatment in Iceland now and I'll see how it goes.
"I'm going to be here until tomorrow (Thursday) - it's going good at the moment. Then hopefully I can start training on Monday."