Ryan Crotty out for four weeks
James Mortimer 24 Aug 2014 Getty Images
This scratches Crotty out for the All Blacks home Tests against Argentina and South Africa in the coming weeks.
UPDATE : Ryan Crotty is out of rugby for four weeks after fracturing facial bone in last night's #BledisloeCup victory— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) August 24, 2014
However Ma'a Nonu is expected to be fit to play against Los Pumas in Napier on September 6.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said it was a shame after Crotty's performance in Auckland.
"He's cracked a bone in the top of his jaw," he said.
"He's out for four weeks. He's got no displacement but it's really unfortunate for him."
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