The Gooch has taken to twitter to tell Kerry GAA fans that his long recovery from his horror knee injury is underway.
Cooper posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed this morning with the message: "Delighted to say that the surgery on my knee fracture and ACL is now complete! Long road ahead! #painkillersplease"
Cooper suffered the a rupture to his Anterior Cruciate Ligament last week during Dr Crokes loss to Castlebar Mitchels in the semi final of the All Ireland club championship and is expected to be out for the rest of the year.