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

Out of the World Cup Damian Mc Kenzie

Out of the World Cup Damian Mc Kenzie

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".

Yankees' Tanaka allows grand slam, suffers 1st loss of season
Before Anderson homered, things started unraveling for Tanaka (1-1), who retired eight of the first 10 hitters he faced. Rodon is 2-3 with a 5.88 ERA in five career starts against the Yankees and 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts in NY .

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.

Recommended News

  • Game of Thrones Cast Hosts Hotline for Show on Jimmy Kimmel

    Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister as Mayor Pete, and Missandei and Grey Worm as Solange and Baby Barack Obama. There are also appearances from Joe Dempsie/Gendry and Maisie Williams/Arya Stark.
    Nick on Priyanka`s `dostana` with Sophie

    Nick on Priyanka`s `dostana` with Sophie

    This year, Nick will serve on Met Gala Committee with his wife and he says that Met Gala is of great importance to him. Priyanka, Sophie and Danielle also featured in Jonas Brothers' first single, Sucker .
    Suhana Khan's glowing look is making her fans crazy- view pic

    Suhana Khan's glowing look is making her fans crazy- view pic

    Her elder brother Aryan, 21, studies in California, while younger brother AbRam, 5, stays in Mumbai with his parents. The 18-year-old stunner is often seen hanging out with her close friends from Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor.
  • USA  halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

    USA halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

    The FDA action does not apply to mesh products used to treat other conditions such as hernias or incontinence . Women who may have been planning a surgical mesh procedure should discuss other options with their doctors.
    IOS 13 may include system-wide dark mode and undo gesture

    IOS 13 may include system-wide dark mode and undo gesture

    To make sure people are aware of this, a tutorial will appear the first time you use the keyboard after you get the update. With a three-finger swipe on the keyboard, users can swipe left or right to undo or redo an action.
    Djokovic quietly confident for Monte Carlo Masters

    Djokovic quietly confident for Monte Carlo Masters

    He's still my idol, he's the best player in history. "I started to know a bit more what I had to do". Djokovic also believes in the power of Federer as the 37-year-old steps back onto the clay.
  • OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro differences detailed

    OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro differences detailed

    While the standard variant comes with a front-facing selfie camera, the Pro variant sports pop-up selfie camera on the top. The company chief briefly addressed the topic during his address at the European Institute of Design in Milan last week.

    Dragon's Dogma x Travis Strikes Again crossover event announced

    There will soon be a new update for Travis: Strikes Again: No More Heroes which is now available on the Switch. He abandons his modern clothing and sunglasses in favor of more period-appropriate attire.
    1 arrested after transgender woman brutally beaten in broad daylight in Dallas

    1 arrested after transgender woman brutally beaten in broad daylight in Dallas

    Police have made an arrest in the brutal beating Friday of a transgender woman that's being classified as a hate crime. A man in a white shirt starts to hit the 23-year-old woman in the face and she falls to the ground.
  • Black Hole image ran through de-blurring software has focus

    Black Hole image ran through de-blurring software has focus

    A milestone achievement took place earlier last week when a supermassive black hole known as M87 was photographed. The worldwide network of telescopes has primarily created a planet-sized empiric dish.
    India marks 100th anniversary of Amritsar Massacre

    India marks 100th anniversary of Amritsar Massacre

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "We pay homage to the martyrs of the horrific massacre of Jallianwala Bagh ". I am pleased that today the UK-India relationship is one of collaboration, partnership, prosperity and security.
    United Kingdom  foreign minister offers Brexit reassurance to Toyota

    United Kingdom foreign minister offers Brexit reassurance to Toyota

    May was forced to ask fellow European Union leaders earlier this month to postpone Brexit for a second time, from April 12 to Oct 31.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.