Sheppard's injury healing rapidly

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Sheppard broke his leg in a freak accident when he caught the knee of Free State Stars’ defender James Matolo in the Telkom Knockout semifinals in November last year.

Initially is was feared he could be out of action for up to nine months, but his rapid recovery could signal an early return, although definitely not this season.

Sundowns spokesperson Daniel ‘Mambush’ Mudau says on the Brazilians’ website that the player has already started kicking the ball - a good indication.

“Dillon has started training under strict supervision from the team doctors,” said Mudau. “What is also encouraging is that he has started kicking the ball as well."”