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Should McCaw risk playing in the semifinal?

Photo / Phil Walter, Getty Images
Photo / Phil Walter, Getty Images

For the good of his injured foot, Richie McCaw may be better off watching rugby than playing it in the final stages of the World Cup, a surgeon has suggested.

But for the good of the All Blacks - and New Zealand - hopes are the captain will battle on.

"In general, resting stress fractures is the best option," one orthopaedic surgeon said yesterday.

Continuing to load the bone by heavy use could prevent healing.

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