Osasuna defender Sergio is hopeful of returning to action after his latest lay-off.
The 33-year-old central defender has not featured for the club since the opening game of the season because of a chronic knee problem.
Sergio was operated on 10 years ago and he insists he will merely have to get used to playing with pain.
"I was operated on 10 years ago and it is just getting worn, the feelings and the problems are still there but I have to live it," he said.
"The problem does not come with training or playing, it is just in general life."
He insists, however, he has not yet thought about hanging up his boots, saying: "I am not a kid and I know sooner or later that day will come, but I am still not thinking about it.
"If I can play enough games to earn my renewal, then I will continue."