AUCKLAND - Champion All Blacks five-eighth Dan Carter's wait for his 100th Test will extend into November's Europe tour after the latest blow in his injury-riddled season.
Carter is set to miss the rest of the Rugby Championship plus the third Bledisloe Cup clash with the Wallabies in Dunedin on October 19 with the shoulder injury he suffered in a brutal tackle by Springboks hooker Bismarck de Plessis.
Carter lasted just 15 minutes of Saturday's bruising 29-15 victory over South Africa in Auckland.
It's the latest in a frustrating run of injuries for the classy pivot, who has managed just three Test appearances in 2013 and remains three short of becoming the fourth All Black to reach 100 caps.
The All Blacks begin their European tour against France on November 9.
"Hopefully, we can get him on the plane to go to Paris," Hansen said on Sunday.
Tom Taylor, who went off with a rib injury in his Test debut against the Wallabies in Wellington in August, is the likely replacement for Carter in the squad.