Peterborough United striker Lee Tomlin has revealed that he has been playing through the pain barrier during their past two matches.
Tomlin damaged ankle ligaments at West Ham last month but started the recent games against Bristol City and Cardiff.
He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "When I came back at Bristol I was in pain from the first minute and felt it all through the game.
"But it felt a bit better on Tuesday night and now it feels fine."
The former Rushden and Diamonds forward injured himself after coming off the bench in the 1-0 defeat at West Ham.
It was initially feared that he was set for a signficant spell on the sidelines, but he was back in starting line-up at Bristol last Saturday.
"I think having two weeks without doing much on it has helped and playing the two matches seems to have sorted it out," he said.
"I hate missing games so while there's never a good time to get injured, it was a good time to get injured with the international break if you know what I mean."
Tomlin has scored five goals in the league so far this season, but admits the Posh faithful are yet to see the best of him in the Championship.
"The first couple of games I did alright, scoring the goals against Ipswich, but I haven't really shown what I can do yet," he said.
"I've got to be more consistent if I'm to get to where I want to be in football."
Tomlin is set to stay in the side for the visit of Leeds on Saturday with Emile Sinclair, Paul Taylor and David Ball battling it out for the second striker berth.