UniSports surgeon Bruce Twaddle comments on Dan Carter's groin injury in NZ Herald
Mr Twaddle said "an adductor longus tendon tear did not require surgery. It knits back in place and that particular muscle does very well after that kind of injury. It's like any muscle injury - initially painful, there'll be some bruising and then it'll settle down and it's likely to return to normal over time."
"Recovery times varied greatly, Mr Twaddle said, but it would probably take four to six weeks before Carter could start doing increasing amounts of physical activity."