The captain of Chiefs and the All Blacks, Sam Cane, suffered a chest injury and will have to undergo surgery that leaves him off the court for 4 to 6 months. That means the remainder of Super Rugby Aoetaroa and the new Trans-Tasman competition against Australian teams will be lost.
Medical imaging and specialized examination have revealed a tear in Cane’s right pectoral tendon, and he will undergo surgery next week. Your expected recovery time is four to six months after surgery, so it is also will miss part of the All Blacks season.
Cane said: “Obviously I am disappointed, but I am also very confident that it is an easy solution. I’m looking forward to getting into rehab after surgery and doing really well, so I’m coming back in good shape by the end of the rugby season, whatever that may hold. “
“In the meantime, I will support the Chiefs guys and do my best to keep them moving in the right direction.”