Setback for Williams
All Blacks lock injures hamstring
By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC. Last Updated: March 14, 2011 8:16am
All Blacks Ali Williams has suffered a new injury setback after damaging his hamstring in the Blues' 22-22 draw with Western Force.
The powerful lock was forced off the field during the first half in Perth, with the club expecting Williams to be out for the next month.
"He's done a hamstring and at this stage it is looking like four weeks out," coach Pat Lam told the New Zealand Herald.
Williams had only just been feeling his way back into action after a long-term Achilles tendon injury.
Kurtis Haiu came off the bench for Williams and is now expected to start alongside Anthony Boric against the Hurricanes on Saturday.