Real sad news this morning for Damien Mckenzie and the All Blacks as he will miss the World Cup.
The All Black coach Steven Hansen has announced that McKenzie has injured his ACL on Saturday and will be out for six to nine months.
This means that he will not be able to recover before the World Cup in Japan which starts in September.
‘He’s done an ACL and looks to be out for eight to nine months which is a real shame for him,” Hansen said.
“His World Cup opportunity’s gone but he’s still young enough to make probably the next two. It’s just important he gets his knee right and takes the time to be able to come back and achieve the dreams that he wants to achieve.”
“It’s sad for him obviously. It creates another opportunity for someone else. We’ve got to expect injuries and there will be more than just him I’d say.“