MIDFIELDER Oscar Gobern lifted the lid on six months of injury hell after helping Huddersfield Town pick up four points from their last two matches.
The combative former Southampton star, 22, forced off in the 1-0 win at Burnley after taking a smack in the nose, suffered ruptured ankle ligaments in the season-opening Carling Cup tie at Preston back in August.
Gobern, who had surgery in October, described his progress back to making his first league appearances of the season under new boss Mark Robins.
He said: "It’s been a frustrating season. I can’t thank the physios and all the club staff enough for their help in getting me back playing again.
"I’ve done lots of gym work, walking, swimming and anything else to build strength while keeping the ankle loose and supple."
Gobern also thanked his teammates and added: "They’ve helped keep my spirits up. And they were on the ‘wind-up’ when the team was announced against Ipswich as they’ve not seen me play for so long.