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All Blacks front-rower Joe Moody suffers gruesome eyelid injury in freak training ground incident, out for six weeks

All Blacks prop Joe Moody is out for six weeks after suffering a gruesome eye injury at training on Tuesday.

Coach Steve Hanson says he split his eyelid during lineout practice when he came into contact with another player’s hand.

He needed three layers of stitches and the plastic surgeon says he is unable to play rugby for six weeks.

WOKING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Joe Moody of the All Blacks with an injury to his eye suffered during training during a New Zealand All Blacks visit to the McLaren Technology Centre on November 7, 2018 in Woking, England.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Joe Moody of the All Blacks with an injury to his eye suffered during training Source: Getty

Angus Ta’avao has been called in as replacement.

It compounds a horror run of injuries for the Crusaders front-rower, who has suffered injuries to a thumb, finger and knee this year.

The All Blacks side to meet England at Twickenham this weekend will be named later today.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06:  Joe Moody is assisted by Dr Tony Page after suffering a bad cut to his eye  during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at the Lensbury Hotel on November 6, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Joe Moody is assisted by Dr Tony Page after suffering a bad cut to his eye Source: Getty

Tuesday’s incident at training in London means the front-rower will miss six weeks of action. Source: Breakfast


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