Nehe Milner-Skudder faces another long injury layoff after it was revealed the All Blacks winger popped his shoulder out during the thrilling 25-24 victory over the Springboks in Cape Town.
Milner-Skudder is expected to miss at least six months of rugby and will need to undergo surgery.
It is a heart-breaking blow for the fleet-footed winger who was at his dangerous best in Cape Town, particularly when combining with All Blacks fullback Damian McKenzie. Milner-Skudder threw one supremely-audacious pass to McKenzie during a sweeping All Blacks counter-attack which almost led to a try.
But he now faces a long road back to the top, one that is unfortunately all too familiar after he missed the majority of the 2016 season with injury.
Waisake Naholo looms as Milner-Skudder's likely replacement for Bledisloe III in Brisbane in a fortnight, though All Blacks coach Steve Hansen may also consider moving McKenzie onto the wing and awarding a start to two-Test rookie David Havili.