Milner-Skudder sidelined again?

Date published: March 11 2016

Hurricanes wing Nehe Milner-Skudder appears to be on the injury list again following their 23-19 victory over the Blues in Auckland on Friday.

The All Black injured his left shoulder when he fell awkwardly in a tackle before Blues number eight Akira Ioane added to the trauma by falling on his shoulder. Milner-Skudder left the field immediatelty with his arm supported in a sling.

The 25-year-old was not the only injury concern for the 2015 Super Rugby finalists with fellow All Black winger Julian Savea joining him on the bench in the second half and hooker Leni Apisai also subbed midway through the first half. 

Milner-Skudder had to pass a late fitness test for the encounter at Eden Park after a knee injury kept him out of the second round last week.

Loose forward Brad Shields was also bruised and lasted a little over 20 minutes while prop Reg Goodes was substituted at halftime. 

The Hurricanes host the Western Force in Palmerston North next Friday in their first home fixture of the 2016 season.