JOHANNESBURG: South Africa winger Bryan Habana was unsure how long he might be sidelined after suffering a suspected hamstring injury during a 38-27 loss to New Zealand on Saturday.
"It must be checked out by the medical staff. I am so disappointed," he said after New Zealand triumphed at Ellis Park to retain the Rugby Championship.
Habana had just scored his second try when he pulled up after catching the ball inside his '22' and had to limp off midway through the opening half.
French Top 14 outfit Toulon will be anxious for news of the injury as they begin their European Cup defence next weekend.
Habana, a 2007 Rugby World Cup winner with the Springboks in Paris, joined Toulon this season from Cape Town-based Western Stormers.
And it was easy to see why the French giants invested heavily in him after his blistering speed twice unlocked the All Blacks defence.
His unmatchable pace brought the first try off a Duane Vermeulen pass, but it was the second that demonstrated pure class.
Snatching a brilliant Francois Louw off-load, the 30-year-old kicked ahead and left right-wing Ben Smith in his wake to grab a favourable bounce and touch down.