Seamus Coleman insists he will return better than ever after his injury.
The Republic of Ireland skipper suffered a double leg break, after a horror tackle from Neil Taylor, in the World Cup qualifier against Wales in March.
The injury is set to keep him out of action until 2018.
He has begun his rehab back at Everton, after spending some time with his family in Donegal after the operation.
Coleman has insisted he has no doubts he will return the same player.
“I’ve read different articles.
“I’ve no fear of coming back the same player.
“There’s none of that nonsense.
“I know I’ll be back.
“I won’t be afraid of my first tackle or anything like that.
“That’s not a problem for me, psychologically.
Coleman being taken off on a stretcher. Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
He also told the Everton Show that he deliberately watched back the horror tackle to “get it out of the way”.
“I have watched it back, I have watched it all back.
“I think, psychologically, there’s some players that don’t want to.
“But I think it’s best just to get it out of the way.
“I’ve got over all that.
Watch the interview in full below: