All Blacks star flyhalf Dan Carter will not play for his country on New Zealand soil in 2014 due to an injury he sustained playing for the Crusaders.
The star All Black missed most of the Super Rugby season and the June Internationals but returned in time to help his team reach the Super Rugby final.
The All Black number 10 suffered a leg fracture playing in the Super Rugby final against the Waratahs and has not played since.
Carter was initially ruled out of the All Blacks first two Rugby Championship Tests against Australia but he has not recovered as quickly as expected.
The world's leading point scorer has now ruled himself out of the All Blacks Tests against Argentina in Napier on September the 6th and the Test against South Africa in Wellington a week later.
Thirty-two-year-old Carter does however feel that he will be fit again to play in the All Blacks Test against Argentina's Pumas in La Plata on the 27th of September and the Test in Johannesburg on October the 4th.
Carter has been troubled with injuries in recent years and took the first half of the year off to fully recover from injuries and to be mentally refreshed.
Carter's injury has opened the door for Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett to battle over the All Black No.10 jersey.