Thursday, 25 April, 2019

McKenzie adds to growing All Blacks injury toll

Chiefs utility Damian Mc Kenzie limps off the field against the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday night MICHAEL BRADLEY GETTY IMAGESChiefs utility Damian Mc Kenzie limps off the field against the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday night
Cassandra Castillo | 17 April, 2019, 10:46

Sonny Bill Williams and Nonu at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Damian McKenzie reacts to his injury against the Blues.

New Zealand full-back Damian McKenzie has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury on Saturday.

The reason for that was "so they [New Zealand franchises] could do some clear planning and would have an understanding of who they would have and who they would not have", Hansen said.

Hanson said he was impressed with the veteran centre's form this season. "You get the subtle touches and you get the brutality, as LB [Chiefs All Black midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown] found out in the weekend".

"What is important is he comes back when he is ready and he is confident", Hansen said.

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"We've got to expect injuries and there'll be more than just him, I suggest, by the time we finally name the team to go to the World Cup".

"There are lot of good players in that position, so some good people are going to miss out".

A ruptured ACL usually requires anywhere between six to nine months on the sideline, meaning McKenzie would need a miracle recovery if he was to be any chance of being on the All Blacks' plane to Japan.

The All Blacks will play five tests before their first pool game of the World Cup, a test against South Africa in Yokohama on September 21.

At least nine All Blacks are now on the injured list and Hansen said the news about two of his senior players - midfielder Sonny Bill Williams and flanker Sam Cane - was promising.

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