Dan Carter is a man who has everything. A glittering talent with a rugby ball that has grown men salivating the world over about his incredible skills. He is the best number 10 of his generation. He is also blessed with good looks, a beautiful fiancee, lovely family, lucrative sponsorship deals and a humility that beguiles people. Yet sometimes in this life, even the most blessed people will encounter some awful luck on their path.
I'm feeling gutted today for him, so I can't imagine what he is feeling. His injury serves as a reminder to all of us how things can change dramatically so quickly, not just in a rugby tournament (that in the big scheme of things is not the be all and end all of the world), but in life too.
We have to all pull together now, and send him our love and good vibes so he can move on from this horrible disappointment. We have to pull together and support whoever takes up the poisoned chalice of understudying one of the world's great rugby players. No more of this bickering and complaining about Slade. That guy needs our support so his confidence can grow. The All Blacks can still win this thing. And they can be helped along by the good grace of their supporters.
Our love goes to you Daniel Carter.