His clearance to play club rugby the past two weekends for Ponsonby resulted in further disappointment as he failed to take the field this weekend due to a tight hamstring issue picked up in All Blacks training.
This latest injury has cast a doubt over his availability for the opening round Rugby Championship match on July 20 in Buenos Aires.
— Jim Kayes (@JimKayes) July 5, 2019
“I’m very confident we’ll get him back into form, I’m not so confident about the durability – you can’t say he’s shown that of late,” said Hansen to Radio Sport’s Jim Kayes.
“We have got to be patient. I think the biggest problem with Sonny at the moment is he’s trying really hard to force himself to get on the park.
“When you get injured, a better process is to take your time, take your time, take your time, and come in with a slow build up. Then you’ve got the mileage under your belt for your body to be able to take it.
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) July 2, 2019
“He doesn’t have that luxury so he’s forcing it and getting wee tweaks and strains. We’ll just be patient and see, we don’t have to make decisions until later on. He deserves the benefit of the doubt, he’s played a lot of test matches and he’s no different to anyone else in that situation.”
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