All Blacks' Sam Cane could return for Chiefs' Super Rugby match at Blues
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Last Updated: 14/05/19 10:58am
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane could make his Super Rugby comeback for the Chiefs' trip to the Blues on Saturday after recovering from a neck injury.
The 27-year-old had emergency surgery in South Africa in October after breaking a bone in his neck during a Test against the Springboks and was initially expected to make his return against the Reds on May 24.
However, head coach Colin Cooper revealed Cane has been making good progress and is a possibility to feature in the match in Auckland this weekend, live on Sky Sports.
"Sam's going really well and could be [back] this week or next week," Cooper said ahead of the match.
Cane was invited to New Zealand's one-day camp last month, boosting his chances of making the defending champions' squad for this year's World Cup in Japan, which starts in September.
Chiefs are currently 12th in the overall Super Rugby standings, two points above the Blues who have played one game fewer.