some headaches,” Boyd said.
“It’s not normal, but if you look at it in context, because of his knee injury, the first part of his rehab was no training at all so, if there were symptoms post the game that would come out under exercise, they were not apparent.”
Coles’ is not the only All Blacks regular causing some concern as to whether they would be fit enough to face the Lions, who start their 10-match tour on June 3.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has undergone surgery on a broken thumb and is out of action for up to six weeks, while fellow loose forward Jerome Kaino has had knee surgery and out of action for about the same period of time.
Full-back Ben Smith is also suffering an ankle injury that kept him out of the Otago Highlanders matches in South Africa for the next two weeks, while outside backs Israel Dagg (knee) and Nehe Milner-Skudder (foot) are still recovering. Reuters
Dane Coles has not played since he limped off with a knee injury on March 18.