All Blacks' Damian McKenzie to miss Rugby World Cup with ACL injury

Chiefs utility Damian Mc Kenzie limps off the field against the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday night

Chiefs utility Damian Mc Kenzie limps off the field against the Blues in Hamilton on Saturday night

Their prolific and versatile fullback Damian McKenzie has been ruled out for the tournament in Japan later this year after confirmation he's ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

"His World Cup opportunity is gone".

The Chiefs were reluctant to speculate on the extent of McKenzie's injury but said in a brief statement that he would be having an MRI scan and will be assessed further in the coming days. "The rules are the rules and we're all playing by them".

"He's just been Ma'a, hasn't he?"

"What is important is he comes back when he is ready and he is confident", Hansen said. I just like the fact that he's been fearless enough to come back and he'll be considered like everybody else. "We've got to expect injuries and there will be more than just him I'd say".

"There are lot of good players in that position, so some good people are going to miss out".

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He suffered the injury early in the second half when attempting a tackle on first-five Otere Black, and looked to be favoring his right knee when hobbling off.

New Zealand will open their title defence against South Africa in Yokohama on September 21.

At least nine All Blacks are now on the injured list and Hansen said the news about two of his senior players - midfielder Sonny Bill Williams and flanker Sam Cane - was promising.

Nonu burrows over for a try in the Blues' loss to the Chiefs.

Speaking to reporters a few minutes ago, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said it is a shame for McKenzie and the All Blacks but injuries do occur.

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