The nation can breathe a sigh of relief – Colin Slade’s injury is not serious.
Colin Slade. Credit: MoreFM
Slade was carried from the field during an All Blacks training session this morning, but it has been confirmed that the injury will not rule the first five out of the Rugby World Cup.
Slade rolled his ankle while training in wet conditions in Wellington, however is expected to make a full and quick recovery.
All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster squashed the concerns on Slade, revealing that the extent of the injury was a minor angle tweak
A frustrated Slade urged nearby journalists to ease up prior to the media conference.
“Tell the reporters to relax. They’re making my mum nervous,” Slade said.