Curtis Davies is refusing to get too downbeat about the Achilles injury which has ended his season.
The on loan defender picked up the knock during Aston Villa's 1-1 draw away at Arsenal on Saturday and is facing up to seven months on the sidelines.
However, despite being forced to return to parent club West Brom in order to carry out his rehabilitation, Davies is adamant that the injury will not spell the end of his time at Villa Park.
"These things happen and I'll be back," he told Villa's official website.
"It doesn't actually feel too bad. There's not much pain there, just a few aches where the blood flow isn't quite right. Other than that I'm fine and I just want to focus on getting back.
"I knew straight away what it was. I'd just turned to get back into my position, I didn't do anything too strenuous, and I felt and heard it pop.
"I then just lay there frustrated because obviously I knew I was in for a long time out. I'm gutted to be ruled out at such a vital time, but that's football and you have to accept it.
"Look at (Arsenal striker) Eduardo last week, a nothing tackle has caused him a really bad leg break and he's out for a while. Me, I was nowhere near anyone and I'm out for a while.
"That happens in football. Sometimes you get away with things and sometimes you don't."