14 Jan 2009

Carter to miss Perpignan v Ospreys game

8:54 am on 14 January 2009

All Blacks first five eighth Dan Carter will miss this weekend's Heineken Cup pool game between his French club Perpignan and the Welsh club Ospreys because of a slight Achilles tendon injury.

His Achilles tendon is slightly inflamed but the Perpignan team doctor says it isn't a serious injury.

Carter joined Perpignan on a six-month sabbatical last December following the All Blacks' tour of Britain and Ireland. He limped off the field at half-time during Perpignan's 40-14 win in the French championship last weekend.

Meanwhile Toulon's former All Blacks flanker Jerry Collins will be sidelined for up to two months with a knee injury.

Collins, who is 28 and has 48 caps to his name, joined Toulon on a three-year contract last year.

He was carried off the field 10 minutes into Toulon's 19-9 defeat at Brive in the French championship last weekend.