All Blacks Star Fractures His Neck In Springboks Win

Fractured.

All Blacks flanker Sam Cane fractured his neck in Saturday’s Rugby Championship win over the Springboks – and looks set to be sidelines for many months.

Thankfully however, the Chiefs man didn’t suffer any nerve damage, meaning he is expected to make a full recovery.

Cane stayed down after an incident at a ruck in the 36th minute. The flanker collided with Springbok back-rower Francois Louw as he tried to clean him out, hitting the Boks forward in the hip area.

After a long delay Cane got to his feet, flanked by support staff on either side – and very gingerly departed the field.

We wish him all the best in his recovery.