The Crusaders and All Blacks hooker Corey Flynn's dreadful injury run continues, with a scan showing he's been playing on a broken ankle.
Flynn injured his ankle in a pre-season match against the Blues and when an x-ray didn't reveal any fracture it was thought he'd sprained it.
He's played off the reserves bench for the Crusaders matches against the Blues and the Chiefs but his recovery stalled and a MRI scan has subsequently revealed the fracture.
Flynn's career has been punctuated by injury, particularly broken arms, which has led to rods being inserted in both arms.
The Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder says the injury will rule Flynn out until the closing stages of the Super 14.