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INPHO/Cathal Noonan Colm Cooper was forced off in the 22nd minute of his side's win against Tipperary.
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Cooper begins rehab after scan reveals shoulder ligament damage
The veteran Kerry forward sustained the injury during last weekend’s Munster final victory against Tipperary.

KERRY HAVE CONFIRMED that veteran forward Colm Cooper damaged ligaments in his shoulder in last Sunday’s win over Tipperary in the Munster senior football final.

Cooper lasted just 22 minutes of the game in Killarney, having been on the end of a heavy challenge from Tipperary defender Ciaran McDonald 11 minutes earlier.

The 33-year-old had a scan on the injury yesterday. A very brief statement issued by Kerry GAA this morning said:

An MRI scan has confirmed that Colm Cooper damaged shoulder ligaments during the Munster football final on Sunday last. His rehab work has started and he will resume playing in due course.”

With no indication given as to the extent of the damage or a timeframe for Cooper’s return, it’s uncertain if the Dr Crokes man will be back for Kerry’s next outing.

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