North East United FC midfielder Augustine Okrah hopes to come back stronger in 2019 after suffering a knee injury which ruled him out of the Indian Super League until end of the season.
The 25-year-old joined from Egyptian side Smouha FC as a free agent but is yet to hit the ground running following the sprain he sustained two months ago in a friendly game.
"It is quite unfortunate that I suffered such an injury at a time that I was adapting to life here, " Okrah told Goal.
"I've been very cautious with my daily routines in order to return to full fitness on time. I'm with high hopes that I will recover as expected and come back stronger in 2019.
"Although I cannot play any of the games, I believe the club will be able to achieve the target we set for the season because we have quality players who can change games. We also have a good coach who reads games perfectly well," he added.