The Blues jubilation after their victory over the Highlanders last weekend has been halted at the news that their All Black prop Charlie Faumuina has been ruled out for the season.
Faumuina was injured three weeks ago against the Waratahs but was told he would return in 6 weeks. However reports have now surfaced that say he may miss up to 14 weeks of action.
This would rule Faumuina out of the rest of the season as well as the All Blacks tests against France.
The prop is suffering from a grade two calf strain in his right leg.