Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles admits he is confident of making a full recovery from the horrific double leg break that he sustained while on loan at Falkirk.
The 20-year-old was only five games into his temporary stint back at the Bairns when suffered the injury in a challenge with Joe McKee during the February 20 victory over Morton.
But McGrandles, who initially made the £1 million switch from Falkirk to Carrow Road in summer 2014, insists his rehabilitation is going well.
He said: “I know that if I do everything right then I’ll be able to come back fine.
“I’m going to be in most of the summer, which isn’t ideal as normally I’d go back to Scotland.
“It’s something which has to be done though so I’m more than happy to do it.
“I’ve got a few more weeks left on crutches, then once I’m off them I can start walking.
“From there things will start to speed up, but I’ll just take each day as it comes.
“The hardest bit is the mental side of things but, when I’ve felt down, people people have noticed and picked me up.
“The way the medical staff and the hospital staff dealt with it was brilliant. They helped me to stay much calmer than I would have, and the amount of messages I got straightaway from fans of both Falkirk and Norwich was great too.
“I’ve got no bitterness about getting injured because it happens in football.
“I’ve gone into the same kind of tackle hundreds of times in my career without anything happening. It’s just one of those things so it won’t change the way I play.”