Wolves midfielder Jamie O'Hara has revealed that he currently requires pain-killing injections to enable him to play.
The 25-year-old returned from a six-week lay-off in February but is still feeling the effects of the double hernia operation that was responsible for the lengthy absence.
O'Hara says that he has to be given injections before training and matches but is prepared to play through the pain barrier in order to avoid missing any more game time.
"I'm still trying to get back to full fitness. I've been having injections before training and games," the former Spurs player said.
"I'm just desperate to play and don't want to miss any more games. I've had enough of that with being out for six weeks so I'm fighting with things a little bit.
"Hopefully over the next few weeks, things will settle down and I'll be able to play pain-free."
With Wolves fighting for Premier League survival under caretaker boss Terry Connor, O'Hara is well aware of the importance of every point gained.
He added: "At this time of the season, you just want to be playing and I want to help the team as much as I can.
"It's a big three months for our season and I want to be involved. The goal for everyone is to stay in the Premier League."