Marseille forward Andre Ayew has vowed to play through the pain of an injured shoulder rather than undergo an operation that would end his season.
Ayew, 22, aggravated the long-standing problem on African Nations Cup duty but wants to battle on for the next few months and re-evaluate in the summer.
Ayew, whose late header earned OM a 1-0 victory over Inter Milan in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie last Wednesday, told the club's official website: "I dislocated the shoulder several times. Today, it does not take much.
"If I have an operation now, my season is over. It would not be beneficial either for me or for the club.
"I must grit my teeth, as I have been doing for some time. If it does not hold up any longer, I will have to have the operation, but if I can hold on until the end of the season I will make a decision then.''