Mido insist Middlesbrough will not need a new striker in January.
The Egyptian international has been limited to just seven games since his £6million move from Tottenham in the summer.
He is not expected to return from injury until January - but he remains up-beat about Boro's striking issues.
"When I come back fit, I don't think there will be a need for the club to bring in another striker," he said.
"We have Jeremie [Aliadiere] working his socks off and I believe the goals will come from him.
"Tuncay is also a class striker. He's a guy we can depend on.
"The gaffer will have to decide whether he wants to bring anyone in and how much competition he wants, and I can understand that while I am not fit.
"But I am sure that I can get back soon and start scoring goals for the team.
"People say that we did not replace Yakubu and Viduka, but nobody would be saying that if I wasn't injured.
"Yakubu didn't want to stay, Viduka didn't want to stay and, while they are very good players, if players don't want to stay then you can't keep them.
"It was the same with me at Spurs. I wanted to leave and I was happy to come here.
"I know all about the Premier League, but Aliadiere needed time to settle in and for Tuncay it was a move to a different culture and a different type of football. Tuncay also speaks a different language.
"When [Zinedine] Zidane joined Juventus they were talking about letting him go after six months. Fortunately for them, they stuck with him.
"Tuncay is scoring goals now and that has helped his confidence."
Mido is hopeful he will be back sooner than expected.
"The medical staff are very pleased with my progress," he told the Evening Gazette.
"I am working really hard on the physical side and doing everything right to get fit. I believe I will be back much sooner than the original estimates. Maybe three weeks, no more, I hope.
"But it's one of those injuries where you can not set a time scale.
"It's in the bone. It's more difficult to deal with than a muscle injury, or a tendon injury.
"I played in some games where I wasn't 100 per cent fit.
"I had no pre-season with Spurs but I went straight into the games here because they needed me. I picked up the injury against Sunderland and I played in games while I was carrying the injury and this made it worse.
"It was probably not the most sensible thing at to do, but at the time both Jeremie Aliadiere and Tuncay were injured and I felt the team needed me.
"I was the most available striker, if you like, even though I was not 100 per cent.
"Some players choose not to play in those situations, some do.
"It's been very frustrating. My injury came at such a bad time. I feel responsible towards the manager and the team.
"The manager brought me here and I want to play football for him and do well. I wish I was on the pitch. I feel that if I was, I would make a big contribution.
"I know that I can score goals when I come back."