Nigerian striker and Sunderland forward Victor Anichebe has vowed to come back stronger than ever after suffering a knee ligament damage.
Anichebe was a 66th minute replacement for Adnan Januzaj against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns – and was injured with scans showing that he ruptured his medial ligament.
He is consequently set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but he remains in positive spirits.
He took to the Instagram and wrote: “If I was to say I was gutted would be a complete understatement. This is probably the worst I’ve felt about getting injured since that horrendous tackle in 2009!.”
“I don’t usually cry like that but this has been a really hard one to take as I feel so settled here and know I’m important to the team! And just as I was getting back to my best and even better…this happens !! I know you guys are very frustrated just as I am but sometimes these things happen, I don’t know why.
“I just have to be as positive as I can, pray and do the work needed to be back as quick as possible. You may feel like everything is going against us as I’m typing this but I believe and have complete faith that we will improve and pick up the results needed to get us out of the position we find ourselves in.
“Believe me I know it’s difficult but stay positive and keep supporting the team we really need all of you to succeed! I just want to thank you all for the support that you’ve given me since I arrived at this wonderful club and I will do everything in my power to be back as quickly as possible! God bless,” Anichebe wrote.