Hiram Boateng have spoken out about his recent injury, which has blemished the impressive start to the season he had enjoyed at Plymouth Argyle.
Now on the way to making a full recovery, the central midfield has spent around a month our of action with an ankle ligament problem.
"I pulled one of the ligaments a month ago now, so I've only got a bit [of time] left before I'm back," he said. "I'm progressing, my ankle's getting stronger, getting a bit better, so hopefully I'll be back soon."
"[It happened] in a game against Morecambe. A bad tackle came in on me... To be fair, he won the ball as well, but he also won my leg!" He laughed.
Things had been going well for the young midfielder, who had played an integral role in Argyle's rise to the top of the League Two table.
"We've been doing well," he said. "It's been a good team effort, there's real unity in the team. We've been doing well in the league and hopefully we can keep doing that until the end of the season."
During his time on the south coast Boateng has opened his professional goalscoring account, bagging his first in a 2-1 win at home to Crawley Town before adding a second three days later in the Cup against Exeter.
"It was a good feeling, a special moment," he said. "I haven't been known for my goalscoring in the past, so it was important for me to get off the mark and I was very happy to score my first professional goal."
You can watch a full video interview with Hiram, in which he discusses his progress, Mark Bright's role in his development and his Plymouth Argyle initiation on the Free Membership site HERE