The Liverpool defender was stretchered off in the second half of the recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of fierce rivals Manchester United.
However, he returned to first-team action during the weekends 5-2 thumping of Norwich City having only suffered a minor fracture to his kneecap.
"I feared the worst when it happened," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"When I tried to get up the muscle in my knee just didn't work. I felt really unsteady and the medical staff thought I had done my ligaments.
"I thought it was a bad one and that I would be out for months. But, thankfully, it was just a really hard knock to the knee.
"I've got a small fracture in the bone but it's only a minor thing. It's not a problem. I only started training again last Friday but I was fine for the Norwich game.
"I felt really comfortable and I'm enjoying it. I think I deserved a bit of luck after the problems I've had in the past."
Get the best features, fun and footballing frolics straight to your inbox every week.
Thank you for signing up to Four Four Two. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.