Ben Smith hospitalised by infection
July 9, 2014
Ben Smith is in doubt for this week's clash against the Crusaders © Getty Images
Highlanders and All Blacks fullback Ben Smith is a doubt for this weekend's Crusaders match after being hospitalised in Sydney with an infection thought to have developed from a superficial leg graze.
Smith remained in hospital for treatment when the side returned home on Monday following their 44-16 loss to the Waratahs. He responded well to treatment but team doctor Greg Macleod deciding in conjunction with Sydney doctors that Smith would not fly home until Wednesday morning.
No decisions have been made on his availability to face the Crusaders.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Communication error please reload the page.
Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and the £6.1 million bonus that goes with it as Rory McIlroy finished runner-up at the Tour Championship
Stuart Bingham eased to the Shanghai Masters title with a comprehensive 10-3 victory over Mark Allen
Louis van Gaal says Angel Di Maria can still improve despite a man-of-the-match display on his Old Trafford debut in Manchester United's 4-0 victory over QPR
Alberto Contador claimed his third Vuelta a Espana title after Sunday's closing time trial stage in Santiago de Compostela, with Chris Froome having to settle for second place
Jose Mourinho says playing in front of Cesc Fabregas is "the dream of every striker" as the midfielder continued his budding relationship with Diego Costa to lead Chelsea to a 4-2 victory over Swansea on Saturday