CONAL Keaney says he can see “the end of the line” in his bid to return to playing from the horror knee injury which threatened to end his career last year following a motorcycle accident.
The Ballyboden St Enda’s ace, speaking to the Herald today, is in the latter stages of his comeback from torn cruciate and lateral knee ligament injuries sustained two days before Dublin’s All-Ireland quarter-final meeting with Limerick last July when his motorcycle collided with a truck, an accident which he has admitted he was lucky to survive.
Seven months of extensive and exhaustive rehab later, Keaney is back running and has been earmarked for a championship comeback by Dublin management.
“Although I am not at the end of the line yet, I can at least see the end of the line,” said Keaney.
“At the moment I am back running in straight lines and hope to progress up a level to zig-zag running in the next week or so.”
“I never thought I would be so happy to get out running on the the pitch as many people would say I was never too keen on running at any stage… I hope the worst is over and I’m still keeping my fingers crossed.”
– Conor McKeon – Evening Herald