Kelvin Wilson has revealed that he thought his professional football career might have been over when he suffered a serious back injury last year.
The Nottingham Forest centre-back is ready to play again for the Championship club after almost a year out of action.
He aggravated his back injury in November last year and then tore his calf in pre-season earlier this summer, extending his spell on the sidelines.
"I had a really horrible back injury and it really did scare me," the Nottingham Post quotes Wilson, 29, as saying. "I thought it would finish me. I had conversations with the physios, asking if it was it for me. More than once I asked them 'am I done?'.
"They always tried to keep me confident, they were always confident.
"But there were days where I could not walk. There were times when I could not even stand up straight, never mind play football."