Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga has revealed his initial reaction to the horror injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season in February, according to the club's official website.
The Forest star was diagnosed with a 12-month recovery time after injuring his knee during a Championship clash but was at his side's most recent game - watching from the sidelines on crutches.
Assombalonga's injury came as a bitter blow to Nottingham Forest as his goals were a major source of success for the City Ground outfit this season.
And the 22-year-old admits he knew his injury was 'something bad' as soon as he felt something go wrong.
But Assombalonga is nevertheless staying positive and says he 'hates' people feeling sorry for him, preferring both them and him to stay happy as he battles to regain fitness.
The forward told Forest Player: "It’s going good, I’m happy and I’m always smiling - I hate it when people feel sorry, I just want them to be happy and I want to get better.
"To be honest, I haven’t watched it back, I just remember shooting on my left side and slipping on my right and trying to push off in the air, I don’t know why I did that, it just went and I knew it was something bad."
Nottingham Forest are without a win in five Championship games under Dougie Freedman, with the club paying the price for fatigue and injury problems at the end of their campaign.
Freedman has impressed enough to earn a new deal at the City Ground, however, and he - like everyone else at Forest - will no doubt be delighted the day Assombalonga is able to return to action.