Sam Cane Up and About!

Sam Cane is “up and about” following a successful operation on his neck. The 26-year-old All Black flanker fractured a bone in his neck during the All Blacks’ comeback 32-30 win over the Springboks in Pretoria on Saturday.

He was operated on the same day, and it is great news to see an image released by the All Blacks of Cane walking after the surgery.

“Sam would like to thank everyone for all the support he has received from around the world, he is set to make a full recovery,” read a Twitter post from the All Blacks, with team doctor Tony Page adding that the operation had been a success and Cane would fly home soon.

Cane is likely to spend at least six weeks in a neck brace before he begins the next stage of his recovery.

Cane later Tweeted: “A few things to be thankful for. Firstly, the circumference and strength of my neck, I may not be standing without it. Secondly, the world class medical and surgical team I have had in Pretoria, couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thirdly, for all the support I’ve received from family, friends, NZRU, SARU and all the messages from around the world. Really appreciate the messages, it means a lot. Please accept this as personal acknowledgement and thanks. Onwards and upwards.”

Go for it, heal and get strong Sam!