Republic of Ireland midfielder Eunan O'Kane has described the injury he suffered last weekend as the worst experience of his life.
The 28-year old suffered a double leg fracture not long after coming on as a substitute for League One Luton Town, the club with whom he is currently on loan from Leeds United.
O'Kane is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
Writing on Instagram this afternoon, the Derryman said he had a long road back to recovery, calling the injury the worst experience of his life.
However, he is confident he will emerge stronger from the incident and thanked those who had offered support.
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"During Saturday’s game I went through what can only be described as the worst experience of my life. I broke both my tibia and fibula in an open fracture during the game.
"I have had a rod put in my tibia and a few screws to hold it in place.
"Thank you to the Luton Town medical team and paramedics at Kenilworth Road, the staff at Luton and Dunstable hospital and the LUFC medical team for how everything has been handled.
"Finally I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I appreciate each and every one.
"I am aware I have a long road ahead of me to get back to full fitness but one that will undoubtedly make me stronger and more appreciative of how lucky I am.
"Thank you again to everyone who reached out."