Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dan carter sidelined for six months - has ruptured achilles tendon...

All Black Dan Carter sidelined for six months - on crutches with ruptured achilles tendon

A serious injury to All Black Dan Carter is expected to sideline him for at least six months; claims he was rushed back too quickly from injury

There are claims Dan Carter may have been brought back too soon from an achilles injury, resulting in a serious injury that has scuppered his early season All Black plans.

Carter ruptured his achilles tendon playing for his French club side Perpignan at the weekend and will be sidelined for at least six months. He has missed a couple of matches recently with an achilles strain and L'Equipe writer Ian Borthwick thinks Carter has been rushed back too quickly.

Borthwick says earlier in the week the team was unsure whether he would be able to play and there was clearly a weakness there and the worst possible thing has happened to him.

Carter will miss the June tests and probably the start of the Tri Nations in July.


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