Brazil striker Neymar says he cried for two days after breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot in late January.
The Paris St-Germain star is out until April, having sustained the problem in a French Cup game against Strasbourg.
It is the same injury he suffered in February last year which put his World Cup in doubt, but this new blow “is more complicated”, Neymar said.
“This time I had a tough time getting over it,” the 27-year-old told Brazilian TV channel Globo.
“I spent two days at home crying.
“The first time I hurt myself I said, ‘I’ll have an operation, it has to be fixed as quickly as possible’. I wasn’t sad.”