Dan Carter is optimistic of making his All Black comeback against the USA in Chicago next week after recovering from a broken leg.
Dan Carter is optimistic of making his All Black comeback against the USA in Chicago next weekend after recovering from a broken leg.
The all-time record points scorer in international rugby has not featured for New Zealand since last November, having broken his leg in the final of Super Rugby and struggled to recover since.
In fact he has only played 40 minutes of rugby since that injury, but after being selected for the November tour, he is aiming to be a part of the games against the Eagles at Soldier Field.
“I’ve got the confidence of the medical staff and earned the confidence of the selectors to pick me,” Carter told ONE News.
“It’s a frustrating injury. A bit of nerve damage around the fracture site.
“That’s the plan (to return in Chicago). I’m preparing to play that game. That’s what I’m targeting.
“It could have happened to anybody. It was a direct blow.”
Meanwhile prop Charlie Faumuina has stayed behind for a day longer than the rest of his New Zealand colleagues as he deals with a personal matter.