Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy fears he may only have two years left in his career.
Bellamy, 30, has been dogged by injuries, mainly a knee problem, and feels the end could be on the horizon.
He is currently suffering from a groin problem that saw him miss Wales' victory against Scotland at the weekend.
Bellamy said last night: “I know there are not four or five years ahead of me with the injuries I have had.
“Maybe I have got one or two years at the most. It will be all over before I know it, so I am just enjoying it.”
Bellamy has scored five goals this season and is relishing playing under manager Mark Hughes.
He said: “Everything at Manchester City has gone well for me from start to finish.
“It is so professional here. The manager is clever — he doesn't want to give any of the players reason to moan.
“He makes sure the only thing you have to concentrate in is football.”
Hughes expects Gareth Barry to shrug off a groin problem and face Liverpool on Saturday.
Barry suffered some discomfort following England's defeat by Brazil in a friendly last week.
Hughes said: “Gareth came back from the international with a little bit of soreness but it should not be a problem for the weekend.”