All Blacks flanker Sam Cane has undergone a successful surgery in South Africa, having fractured a bone in his neck in last weekend's win over South Africa.
Cane, 26, came off early in his side's 32-30 win, where it was revealed that he'd suffered the fracture. He's expected to be out for the rest of the 2018 season.
In a post on Instagram, the All Blacks revealed that surgery had gone to plan, and that Cane was in good spirits ahead of his return to New Zealand.
"All Blacks loose forward @samcane7 is up and about after his successful operation in South Africa and wants to pass on his thanks for all the support he has received from everyone in New Zealand and around the world," the All Blacks posted.
"All Blacks Doctor Tony Page says Cane's operation has been a success and he'll be flying home sometime over the next few days. He will spend the next six weeks in a neck brace as part of the first steps to making a full recovery.
"Thank you everyone for your get well messages."