Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker feels he is making good progress in his recovery from an ankle injury.
The Germany international suffered ligament damage during the Gunners' 2-1 win at Sunderland last month and it was feared he could miss the rest of the season and possibly Euro 2012.
Mertesacker is refusing to put a timescale on how long he will be out of action for, but he is happy that his rehabilitation is going according to plan.
"I can report that all's going pretty well for me, to be more precise: for my ankle," Mertesacker wrote on his official website.
"I was able to put aside the crutches relatively quickly.
"I'm able to walk rather normally thanks to a custom-made boot and a splint that prevents the ankle from twisting. The condition has become more and more stable by the day, so I'm quite light on my feet.
"It's only when we get to the phase of placing load on the foot that we'll be able to see what were looking at, in terms of the length of the lay-off."
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