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Zakuani on verge of Seattle Sounders comeback

Steve Zakuani is honing in on a Seattle Sounders return by the end of the month.

The 24-year old winger has been sidelined since April last year with a broken leg and further complications relating to the initial problem but he is on the verge of a comeback which should occur with the next few weeks.

Zakuani could be involved in a reserves game by the end of March and is hoping to be playing MLS sometime in the summer.

"My leg feels more like a normal leg. Obviously it will probably never be the same again, but I have to learn to adjust and compensate with what I have," Zakuani told the Seattle Times.

"Like I said, I think I've done the right things in rehab and we've managed it well. There's obviously been some minor challenges, things we didn't foresee, but I'm getting close. It's almost a year now - next month it's a year.

"I don't know what the standard length of recovery is for this injury with compartment syndrome and nerve damage - I don't know - but I'm pretty happy where I'm at. If you would have told me back then on that day that you'd be playing a Major League Soccer game in July or August, I would have said absolutely.

"So I think I'm on course for that. We'll see just what happens."

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Andrew Slevison
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