In fact, Zamora insists the likes of Richard Dunne, Rio Ferdinand, as well as veterans all over the country have got used to ‘managing’ knocks.
His manager revealed the former Fulham man’s chronic hip injury had flared before the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea but the player believes where there's life there's hope after surviving 90 minutes against Manchester City before the international break.
He said: “I'm shattered after 90 minutes, but I’m OK.
"The problem is just a little bit of age. I’ve only played 20 minutes here and there as you know so it’s more of a fitness thing than a pain thing.
“With the hip it’s just managing thing. The game is the priority, and it’s not just myself. (Richard) Dunney and Rio (Ferdinand) and a lot of the senior players, and not just those guys. It goes for a lot of players in almost every club in the country. It’s just management and part of football.”
Hill too has a left-ankle problem he reckons he’s manager for ‘years’ by getting an injection every six months - and even more when he’s needed them.
He added: “It’s just old age. The ankle problem has been there for years. Every six months or when the occasion arises I have a little jab, but it’s common in footballers, and it’s nothing that’s going to annoy me at this stage of my career.”