Hurricanes hooker Asafo Aumua is faced with a three-month sideline stint after suffering a wrist injury.
Fairfax have reported that Aumua has had surgery on his fractured wrist and is set to spend six weeks in a cast, with a further six weeks spent rehabbing the injury.
“Whether he returns for playoffs, which hopefully he will be, we’ll be pretty happy with that,” Hurricanes assistant coach John Plumtree told Fairfax.
Aumua’s form in the provincial competition saw him earn an end of year call-up to Steve Hansen’s All Blacks squad, where he played against the Barbarians and the French XV, though neither fixture carried test status.
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