All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder is all but certain to miss the rest of the Test season with a dislocated right shoulder.
The luckless Hurricanes back has endured a tough 18 months with injuries, having dislocated his left shoulder in early 2016 and then broken a bone in his foot during the early stages of this year's Super Rugby campaign.
He's now set for another stint on the sidelines after landing awkwardly on his shoulder in the All Blacks' 25-24 win over South Africa.
Head coach Steve Hansen confirmed the 26-year-old Milner-Skudder had dislocated his shoulder in the blow.
Hansen said Milner-Skudder would miss the side's third Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia as well as their end-of-year tour.
If so, he won't play again until the resumption of Super Rugby in 2018.
The Springboks match was Milner-Skudder's third Test of 2017, having played in the reverse fixture in Albany and against Argentina in New Plymouth.