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Dane Coles out for four to six months

Dane Coles out for four to six months

New Zealand hooker Dane Coles could be out for six months after injuring his knee in Saturday's win over France.

The 30-year-old left the field a quarter of the way through the match against the French with an unknown injury, but scans have confirmed the worst.

A statement on the official All Blacks Twitter page reports that Coles ruptured his ACL, an injury that carries a recovery time of between four and six months.

It's another injury blow for Coles after suffering concussion symptoms in earlier in the season with ruled him out of the Lions tour.

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Coach Steve Hansen says the knee injury won't be as hard for Coles to deal with as the head knock, which caused uncertainty throughout.

Only a second-half rally salvaged pride and prevented another humiliation for France in a 38-18 loss at home to World Cup champion New Zealand.

Codie Taylor is likely to wear No.2 in the remaining Tests against Scotland and Wales, with Nathan Harris his likely back-up.


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