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'If it happened 20 years ago, I would have to retire' - Documentary on Cooper's road back

The Gooch made his Kerry return in this afternoon’s draw with Tyrone in Omagh.

Colm Cooper Cooper back in action today. Source: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO

14 MONTHS AFTER rupturing his ACL and fracturing his knee playing for Dr Crokes, Colm Cooper made a return to competitive football this afternoon.

The Kerry forward replaced Bryan Sheehan for the final 10 minutes of the Allianz Football League Division One meeting with Tyrone, which ended in a draw, and came through unscathed.

It has been a long, hard road back to fitness for the 31-year-old, who had to watch last year’s All-Ireland senior football triumph from the sidelines. Below is a documentary detailing his recovery.

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