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.
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.