Blue Toon winger David Cox has spoken for the first time about the foot injury which has sidelined him for between six and 12 weeks.
The former Alloa and Annan player broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot when he landed awkwardly from an aerial challenge in Peterhead’s 1-1 draw with Berwick.
He visited a specialist in the week who confirmed the severity of his injury.
Cox said: “I went up for a header and I’ve mistimed it a bit. I’ve stretched out to get it and come down awkwardly with all my weight on it.
“I heard it snapping and that’s why I went straight to the ground.”
It was immediately clear to the Balmoor crowd that the injury was serious as Cox lay on the floor for several minutes before being stretchered off.
Cox, who had been taking painkillers before games to combat an old foot injury, does not go to ground easily.
He said: “I’ve got to go back in four weeks to get it x-rayed but I’m doing okay for now.
“It was really painful and I just went straight to the hospital to get it checked over.”
Depending on the progress of the break at Cox’s next consultation, doctors may insert a pin into the bone.
He said: “It would strengthen it and it’s probably something I’d like to get done. It’s not up to me but I’m scared it could go again.”