1 Oct 2009

All Blacks injury woes at centre continue

6:52 am on 1 October 2009

The All Blacks' ongoing injury woes at centre are continuing with Isaia Toeava ruled out of rugby for up to three months with another stress fracture.

Toeava has a stress fracture in his pelvis at the back of his right hip, meaning he'll miss the end of year northern hemisphere tour.

He'd only recently recovered from a stress fracture in his foot earlier this year.

All Blacks doctor Deb Robinson says Toeava will rest from any weight-bearing exercises for at least two months and once the stress fracture has healed he'll be able return to running and then rugby training.

Conrad Smith missed the second half of the Tri-Nations with a hamstring injury but should be right for the end of year trip, while Richard Kahui was ruled out for six months in June with a shoulder injury.