15 Feb 2012

McCaw back running

8:00 am on 15 February 2012

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has started running again but doesn't expect to play for the Crusaders until at least round five of this year's Super Rugby competition.

McCaw has spent much of summer recovering from surgery on the right foot which gave him pain as he led the All Blacks to the Rugby World Cup.

His recovery has been carefully managed and there has been no rush to get him back too quickly into the Crusaders set-up.

McCaw is unwilling to put a date onto his return, but estimated it would be the end of March or the beginning of April.