Daniel Sturridge says he is determined to return stronger than ever from his injury woe.
The Liverpool striker has been ruled out since September and is set to remain sidelined until the new year after being diagnosed with a new thigh problem.
Sturridge tweeted: "Through all this I'm growing as a man and an athlete.
"Everybody goes through things in their life that can make or break them. This for me is just another hurdle to jump over. Another door to break down.
"I'll be back soon enough strong and ready to play. Thanks to everyone for your support."
Sturridge starred alongside Luis Suarez last season, scoring 25 goals as Brendan Rodgers' men came close to winning the Barclays Premier League title.
But his setbacks this season have been mirrored by his club who have taken just eight points from their last nine games and currently languish in 12th place in the table.