LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All Blacks Doctor Deb Robinson confirmed that Aaron had been in Auckland today (Friday) seeing a specialist who confirmed surgery wasn’t required. New Zealand All Blacks fly-half Aaron Cruden is assisted after being injured during the 2011 Rugby World Cup final match New Zealand vs France at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland on October 23, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images) The curse of the All Black #10All Blacks replacement #10 Aaron Cruden will not require surgery on his knee injury, sustained against France, during the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland on Sunday. The All Black first five-eighth was thrust into the limelight after both Dan Carter and Colin Slade suffered similar groin injuries earlier on in the competition. “He will have to wear a knee brace for the next three to four weeks before he gradually returns to training over the following month, and is expected to make a full recovery,” Dr Robinson said.