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Cody confident of Shefflin comeback

Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody is certain Henry Shefflin will play for the county again.

The seven-time All-Ireland winner is facing surgery on a knee injury after a recurrance forced him out of last Sunday's All-Ireland final defeat to Tipperary after just 12 minutes.

"He's obviously facing a tough couple of months. But there's not a more driven or a more competitive sports person alive," said Cody.

"Nobody has more passion for it and nobody has more drive, commitment and enthusiasm to be the best. He's the best and over a long period of time he's been right up there and kept himself up there and looked after himself massively.

"I know deep down in his heart of hearts he'll want to play in Croke Park again with Kilkenny. I would say that for certain. I would say that would be everybody else's desire that he will as well."

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