A fractured eye socket suffered in a knock at training has ruled the Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles out of rugby for up to six weeks.
The All Black could now be in doubt for the June international series against France. Though Coles should recover from the injury in time, he'll be short on game time and it could count against him for the national selectors.
The first of three tests against the French is at Eden Park on Saturday June the 8th. The other two tests are the following Saturdays in Christchurch and New Plymouth.