Louis Saha has spoken of his frustration at failing to steer clear of injury for any length of time.

20107 - Saha admits to injury frustration

The Everton striker has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and saw his season cut shot by an ankle problem picked up in March.

Saha has started his rehabilitation following surgery, but the 32-year-old is deeply frustrated by his injury problems.

"It's always been the case," Saha said of his run of injuries. "I always get an injury when I've started to build a bit of momentum.

"At the time the pain was immense so, believe me, I was thinking about doing the right things to be back on the pitch one day.

"No-one can imagine how hard it is, if you ask my missus she will tell you straight away that it is difficult for me to watch. But that's the job, I would prefer to play at my best, it's painful and frustrating but I will deal with it."

Saha is looking towards next season after being given the green light to start light rehab work.

"I can't join in with training but I'm happy to start my rehabilitation," Saha told the club's official website.

"I've been on crutches for quite a while now, but I'm pleased to be around the boys again and I've seen that they've been doing very well. I think the squad here have done pretty well without me, so we need to make sure that we make a better start [next season] with everyone fit and well."