Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen believes he can change his style of play as he returns from injury.
The 28-year-old was back in training this week after stepping up his recovery from the third cruciate knee ligament injury of his career
Cohen told BBC East Midlands Today: "For it to happen three times almost in a row, it has been tough.
"I know I can change the way I play a bit, adapt a little bit and show other qualities that I know I have got."
Cohen, who joined Forest from Yeovil in July 2007, made nine appearances in 2011-12 before getting injured in the 2-1 home defeat by Derby County.
After playing the whole of the 2012-13 season, he managed 17 games the following campaign but was injured playing against Burnley at the City Ground in November 2013.
He returned for the start of 2014-15 but six games into the season - at home against Derby again - he suffered his third long-term injury.
"I am only 28 and I have always been slow," joked Cohen. "I'm not going to lose my pace. If I lost my pace I'd running backwards.
"I know that I can play for a long time in a couple of different positions, which is nice, but obviously I have got to stay healthy.
"The club, chairman and manager have all been fantastic with me, the supporters too, and I hope to repay that faith for a number of years if it's possible."