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# The Comeback Kid
Cork's Ciaran Sheehan makes long-awaited injury return after 18 months out
It’s been a long road back for the Corkman.

CIARAN SHEEHAN ENJOYED a successful return to Aussie Rules action this morning as he came through his first game in 18 months unscathed.

The 25-year-old has been plagued by injuries recently and missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing surgery on a hip problem.

However, the Carlton forward returned to training a number of weeks ago and earlier made his long-awaited comeback having been sidelined first since August 2014.

Sheehan lined out for the Northern Blues, Carlton’s affiliate club, and slotted right back in as he collected seven disposals.

“It was absolutely fantastic to get back out on the park and have a run around,” the 2010 All-Ireland winner said afterwards.

“I was blowing up a bit but I guess match fitness is always different to what you do on the track but I’m happy to be back and give the boys a hand.”

“The hip feels great, it pulled up fine which is important and now it’s about looking forward and hopefully the body holds up.”

The Cork native added: “There was a bit of rust alright, but I just had to shake that off and by the end of it, I felt a lot more comfortable.”

“Everyone’s been great, the players and staff have all been getting around me which has been important for me.”

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