Dan Carter picked up a leg injury at training and could miss the All Blacks’ Test against Wales on Saturday.
All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen confirmed that Carter suffered a ‘leg twinge’ at training on Thursday. The flyhalf’s availability will be confirmed on Friday.
According to reports, a recovery in time for the match in Cardiff this weekend is unlikely.
If Carter is ruled out, Aaron Cruden will step in. However, the All Blacks could have no specialist flyhalf cover because third-choice pivot Beauden Barrett is struggling with a rib injury.