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Heeney recovering from "cowardly" hit

  • Heeney recovering from "cowardly" hit

Sydney Swans AFL youngster Isaac Heeney has described the unprovoked king hit that left him with 16 screws and four plates in his jaw as a "cowardly act."

News Corp reported Heeney was left with a broken jaw after being punched from behind while getting into a cab in Hong Kong.

The 19-year-old returned to Australia on Monday from what was an end-of-season trip with 12 teammates to have scans and surgery.

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The attack occurred on Sunday morning while the group toured markets, leaving Heeney expressing his shock in an Instagram post.

"Never thought I would be a victim of such a cowardly act," he posted.

"Ended up with four plates and 16 screws, but I'm so blessed that it is all and I am not in a coma or worse."

He promised fans a speedy recovery, writing: "I'm on the mend and will be flying soon."

Swans football manager Tom Harley said he expected Heeney to be ready for day one of pre-season training in November.

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