Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

All Blacks’ Dan Carter Expects Full Recovery After Groin Surgery

Dan Carter expects a full recovery in about three months after surgery on the groin injury that forced the All Blacks playmaker out of the World Cup, the New Zealand Rugby Union said.

Carter, the record points scorer in elite Tests, will undertake a graduated rehabilitation program after the Oct. 10 surgery to repair his torn left adductor tendon “went well,” the NZRU said.

His recovery “will involve re-establishing normal walking with strengthening exercises, with a view to progressing onto running and kicking over an eight-week period,” the Wellington-based governing body said today in a statement. “He hopes to be fully recovered by about the 12-week mark.”

Carter, 29, was withdrawn from the All Blacks’ squad after injuring his groin during kicking practice on Oct. 1, the day before the team’s final pool game against Canada.

Colin Slade, Carter’s backup, was himself ruled out of the tournament after injuring the same part of his groin during New Zealand’s quarterfinal win over Argentina.

Aaron Cruden, who was called up to the 30-man squad as Carter’s replacement, was today named at fly-half for the semifinal against Australia in two days at Auckland’s Eden Park.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.