Rugby Championship
Dan Carter will miss Bledisloe Cup Tests
ESPN Staff
August 5, 2014
Dan Carter played only 30 minutes of the Super Rugby grand final © Getty Images

Dan Carter is likely to miss the first four weeks of the Rugby Championship, including the Bledisloe Cup Tests against the Wallabies in Sydney and Auckland, after cracking a bone in right leg in the Super Rugby grand final at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Carter out of Bledisloe Tests

The small crack in his upper fibula was revealed in a scan, the Crusaders confirmed on Tuesday.

"The size of the crack meant it was not originally picked up by an X-ray," a spokeswoman said. "The injury will require just rest to heal and it is hoped that his recovery will take approximately four weeks."

New Zealand play Australia in Sydney on August 16 and then a week later in Auckland, with Carter hoping to be considered for the Test against Argentina in Napier on September 6.

Other All Blacks injured in the Super Rugby final were prop Wyatt Crockett, who hurt his left knee but will be able to train next week, and lock Dominic Bird, who injured his right big toe. Joe Moody, who is in the squad as injury cover for Tony Woodcock, is recovering well from concussion.

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