In terms of the knee injury itself, Vidic is aiming to prove any doubters wrong by eventually regaining his best form.
"The injury happened," he stated. "I can't change it. It is not something I can change. I have to get on with it. Even when you have an injury, there are some benefits. You try to take the best you can from the position you are on. You don't think the worst.
"Of course I am not happy to be injured, but I am trying to work the best way I can. I know the stuff I am doing now will help me not to have the injury again. I am 30. I still have a few years to play. When I come back I want to be at the same level I was before my injury. This is one of the things that drives me on.
"People say I can't be the same. This is a challenge for me. It is a big injury, a long injury. I don't believe I will be on top form as soon as I come back. But I want to reach the level I was before the injury. This is the aim.
"I never thought about coming back. I am not pushing. I am lucky, the manager and the physios and the doctor weren't trying to beat the record. They didn't want me to come back in five months. Five months from the injury would be one game to the end. There would be no point rushing to play one or two games. That helps as well.
"I am looking to next season. As soon as I got the injury and had the operation, I knew I wouldn't be back this season. I am just focused on next season."