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All Blacks receive shocking injury news on their captain

NEWS: All Blacks captain Sam Cane revealed Thursday he will be sidelined for up to six months with a pectoral muscle tear, ruling him out of Super Rugby and most of the international season.

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Cane suffered the chest muscle injury in the Chiefs’ win over Blues on Saturday and will undergo surgery next week.

“I’ll be out for a wee while, hopefully no longer than six months,” he said.

“I’m obviously disappointed but really positive that it’s an easy fix. I’m looking forward to getting into some rehab post-surgery and doing that really well, so I am coming back in good shape.”

The All Blacks hope to play a 15-Test schedule this year, including hosting Italy and Fiji in July, the Rugby Championship and a Northern Hemisphere tour.

Cane has previously returned from a broken neck that kept him out of the game for almost a year and numerous concussions.

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