Specialist help for RobbieRobbie Simpson is finally over his injury blues thanks to help from a top specialist in London and looking for a new start in 2013.
Latics' forward (pictured) has revealed on Tuesday he had his first pain free training session for three months.
"I felt like crying because I was so happy at having a pain free training session. I just want to get back to the form I showed last season and also in pre-season," he said.
Simpson admitted that the groin/pelvic problem has been impairing his mobility in matches.
He explained: "Everything I did, I would get a tugging pain in my pelvis which was holding me back.
"When I wanted to change direction or sprint, or even just whipping in a ball in as hard as I could, it was there and was restricting my movement."
Simpson added that he paid two visits to a specialist in London which has proved pivotal in finally regaining fitness.
He continued: "I went to see the specialist last week to try and clear it up.
"It was a lot better, but still slightly troubling me so I went down again on Monday and trained Tuesday pain free.
"That night I collapsed at home because I was so happy as the adrenalin got the better of me being pain free and I probably ran more than I ought to have done."
Simpson added he will have to be careful to prevent a recurrence.
And Simpson's New Year wish is a second half to the season to remember.
"Hopefully I can kick on injury free in 2013, score some goals and help Latics push up the table," he concluded.