Hull defender Moses Odubajo is staying positive and has vowed to come back stronger after suffering a serious knee injury.
The full-back has been ruled out until the new year after suffering the injury in the opening pre-season game against Grimsby but he is refusing to be downbeat over the situation.
Odubajo is set to undergo surgery today to repair his dislocated patella and reconstruction of his medial patella femoral ligament, and is keen to get the recovery process underway as soon as possible.
“I want to be back as quickly as possible so I need to get this operation out the way and focus on looking forwards,” he told the club’s website.
“I knew it was serious but I just wanted to know the extent of the injury. I feared the worst when I heard about Snods’ injury a couple of years ago. I was just praying that it wasn’t as serious as that because everyone knows the journey he had to go on to get back to where he is now.
“Thankfully the kneecap didn’t remain dislocated because it could have caused a lot more damage than it actually did.
“It’s going to be tough watching the lads out there because that’s where I want to be more than anything. I’ve come a long way to get my opportunity in the Premier League and to be missing for half of the season is really tough to take but I can’t keep dwelling on it too much.
“It is what it is now and I’ve simply got to focus on returning in the best shape possible and raring to go as soon as I can. I need to make sure I’m right before I get back out there and that’s what I am going to do because these things can take a while if they’re not done properly.”