Everton's Tim Cahill has insisted he will 'come back stronger' from his latest long-term injury.
Cahill was forced to sit out the latter stages of The Toffees' 2007/08 campaign after he underwent an operation on a persistent foot injury.
The Australia international originally went under the knife for a metatarsal injury in 2007, but the 28-year-old has suffered two separate setbacks before again breaking the bone again in March.
But Cahill insists he will overcome his injury troubles and hit the ground running next season.
"I don't think I'll be running until July," Cahill told the club's official website. "I'm just working on my cardio-vascular in the gym every day and having physio every day.
"I'll be back fit and I'll be buzzing next season and I know I'll come back stronger.
"The Everton physios flew over and watched the operation with the Aussie physios, so they were in there writing a report as I was sedated and they were keeping heavy reins on me in regards to what I can do and how I do it.
"Everything is on top, my weight is fine, everything is going well. It's just about making sure that everything is productive and working well for Tim Cahill, and at the moment it is.
"I won't come back with any fears. I wouldn't have come back last year or the year before if that was the case."