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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.

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