The Irish defender admits this season has been a bit of a nightmare.
His miserable run started in pre-season, when he damaged ankle ligaments throwing himself into a tackle at Sheffield United in July.
He finally returned to first team action in November but ended up with concussion and a broken thumb after a fine display against Burnley.
That accounted for another month out but wasn't the end of his ill fortune - after impressing in the win at Blackburn Rovers, 'Steo' damaged his knee at Manchester City on December 11.
Almost a month later and he's back. "Yes, it's been a strange season for me," said the ever-smiling Stephen back at Spurs Lodge.
"Every time I get a chance in the team and do well I get injured. I went in against Burnley I got concussed came back against Blackburn then got injured at City.
"I just went in for a slide tackle against City, felt a pop in my knee and it was sore straight away but I played on and in the morning it felt really sore and stiff.
"I came in and I'd damaged the medial ligament, just a little strain but it's lasted longer than I expected.
"Hopefully now the New Year's in I'll keep fit and if I get a chance, try to stay in.
"There have been a lot of games, more coming up, people will get tired so when I come back I might get a chance. I suppose I'm due a change of luck now!"
Stephen Kelly is back for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Brighton - with his fingers crossed for a change of fortune on the injury front.