22 Nov 2010

Donnelly out of rest of All Black tour

8:31 am on 22 November 2010

It has been confirmed that the All Black lock Tom Donnelly has suffered a medial ligament strain and his European tour is over.

Donnelly suffered the knee injury in yesterday's 38-18 win over Ireland in Dublin.

He is expected to be out of action for 4 weeks.

Another lock Brad Thorn is still recovering from a hamstring injury and coach Graham Henry says he's hopeful he'll be available to play Wales this weekend.

Henry says if Thorn isn't available, he'll probably have to have someone like Jerome Kaino as locking backup.