Nico Yennaris admits he is not playing to his full potential due to a long-standing calf injury – but will carry on playing until told otherwise.
He said: “I've had it since the beginning of the season, even the end of last season. It's an awkward injury, a very complicated one, but I'm able to carry on by managing myself well during the week.
“I need to sit down with the manager and have a chat about what happens moving forward. I will maybe need an operation, but if I keep managing it game to game with recovery sessions in between, I will be able to get through it.
“We will see what happens after I sit down with medical team and come up with a plan. We've had meetings already and said I will keep giving my all for the team. We were getting hit with a lot of injuries when it flared up and were short of players.
“It's a problem which has come out of nowhere, it's complicated to explain but very painful. Some games it hurts a lot, but I have to mentally grind through it. Sometimes it can effect my game in that if it hurts too much I may not be fully focused.
“That's a mental thing, where I have to keep focused on the game and block out the pain. I spoke with the manager and expressed how I feel but he is happy with my performances, and that's all that matters.”
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