(Reuters) - All Blacks and Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea has confirmed he will miss a big chunk of the 2020 Super Rugby season after he undergoes surgery for a knee injury he suffered at the World Cup in Japan.
Savea, who was also named on the six-man shortlist for the World Rugby Player of the Year, suffered the injury in the All Blacks' 19-7 semi-final defeat by England.
"Thought I'd let you guys know that I'll be getting surgery on my knee that I injured in the semi-final," Savea wrote on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B5hTOILlqQI.
"Unfortunately will be out for 5-6 months so will miss the majority of the Super Rugby season with my Canes brothers."
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)