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Matildas striker Sam Kerr made another large stride towards a return for Rio 2016
By
Ann Odong

Source:
Zela
27 Jun 2016 - 7:37 AM  UPDATED 27 Jun 2016 - 7:37 AM

It's been a tough 2016 for Perth Glory captain Sam Kerr. 

Late in 2015 the 22 year old ruptured a ligament in her foot.  While the initial prognosis was 3 months, set backs have meant that her return was delayed for an additional four months.  

The delay also meant it would be a race for the striker to be fit and available for selection for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Two weeks ago the winger returned to the pitch for the first in 2016, playing fifteen minutes for her American side Sky Blue FC. 

On the weekend she was set to double her minutes.  Subbed into the match just after the hour mark, it didn't take Kerr long to find her noted goal scoring touch.  

It's tough to see who was more delighted about the goal, Kerr or her Matildas teammates.  

All in all, the return of a goal scoring Kerr is a welcome sight for Matildas supporters and makes coach Alen Stajcic's choice next week that little bit tougher.  

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