Dundee United’s Scott Fraser has revealed how he feared he had broken his foot for a second time in just the space of a few weeks.
The 22-year-old’s season looked to be over when he first suffered the injury against St Mirren in Paisley in March.
The midfielder needed surgery but he was determined to help the Tangerines’ promotion push and battled his way back into the squad for the play-off game at Falkirk.
He came off the bench in that second leg but lasted just nine minutes and he admits he feared the worst.
Fraser said: “I thought I had broken it again – the feeling I had in the foot was exactly the same.
“I felt a click and then instant pain up the back of my leg.
“I had an X-ray the following day and thankfully it showed that while the break hadn’t healed 100% it was OK.”
Despite that big scare, just nine days later, Fraser was willing to try to help his team out again in the play-off final at Hamilton but he was unable to prevent Accies winning the game.
He added: “I think if you had spoken to the club doctor before the game at Hamilton, I probably should not have been involved but I was desperate to do anything I could.
“Even when I came on, I was in pain but I felt I could have done a job. Unfortunately I couldn’t quite do it.”