Sam Hutchinson admits that his recent injury woes have taken the shine off what has been an otherwise excellent season - but he's banking on it all getting better.
Speaking at The Star Football Awards where he picked up Sheffield Wednesday Player of the Year, Hutchinson expressed his delight at the prize, after playing more games this season than he has ever done in his career.
His performances, at the back and in midfield, have been consistently impressive but the past month has been one of frustration as he struggles to shake off a calf problem.
Hutchinson was however looking on the bright side of his time out of the team as he hopes to be fit and ready for a play-off push.
"(The season) been really good for me, I've played the most games but missing the last three weeks has taken the gloss off it," he said. "I hate being injured. Even more so now because I'm enjoying my football so much. I know it's only three weeks with my calf but it's just so difficult, but then again if we get in the play-offs I'll be rested and I can rock 'n' roll in the play-offs."
He added: "I've always said that if I am playing I can show my quality. I wouldn't have come where I came from if I didn't have the quality to do it, so it was just about trying to stay on the pitch and prove to people I can stay on the pitch.
"I should have played a lot more games than I have - thankfully it'sjust been my calf because it's usually my knee and it's been brilliant to be honest."