Super Rugby Pacific: All Blacks second-five Anton Lienert-Brown gives injury update after Chiefs win

Chiefs second-five Anton Lienert-Brown has given an update on his injured ankle, after he was forced from the field in his side's shock Super Rugby Pacific win over the Crusaders.

Lienert-Brown went off early in the second half, with both teams forced into changes in the round one fixture at Christchurch.

The midfielder has posted on Instagram that he expects to return to action in 3-4 weeks, which would see him miss games against Moana Pasifika and the Highlanders.

"Good to be back PS," he told followers: "Kankle should be right in 3-4 weeks." 

He could play against Melbourne Rebels in round four, but Chiefs coach Clayton McMillan may opt to rest his star player for their Sydney trip the following week to play NSW Waratahs on March 24.

McMillan played down the severity of Lienert-Brown's injury, as well as Etene Nanai-Seturo, who was a late scratch from the match against the Crusaders, as the Chiefs now travel to Melbourne to play Moana Pasifika.

"Irrespective of who you play, you put a lot of effort into preparing for your season and it's always nice to come away with a victory in the first game," he said.

"It's a fairly arduous and unforgiving competition, but it's helpful to always keep your nose in front the whole way along. You don't really want to get to the back end of the season and start counting your points, and worry about other teams doing favours for you

"I know we're a long, long way away from having to worry about that sort of stuff, but that's probably the nicest thing - to come down here and take some points away from a team you don't often get them against."

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