Former Coventry defender David Busst believes Arsenal's Eduardo will play again after breaking his leg if there are no complications in his recovery.
Busst's career was ended by a similar injury to Eduardo's which he suffered against Manchester United in 1996.
"If there's no complications, I'm sure he will be back playing again," Busst told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"It wasn't the break that stopped me playing again but the infections I caught after that."
Eduardo was injured after a tackle by Martin Taylor early on during Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Birmingham on Saturday.
The Croatia striker will now miss the rest of the season and summer's European Championships with concerns over whether he will play again.