Dan Carter's calf injury remains a concern for the All Blacks heading into the final two Rugby Championship tests.
The record-breaking first five has missed the last two tests against Argentina and South Africa and coach Steve Hansen says he's still not running at full pace yet.
Hansen says he'll leave it as late as possible to make a decision on whether to include Carter in the 28-strong squad to travel to Argentina.
He says they may keep Beauden Barrett on as a third first five.
"That's an option we've got so we've got five props so we might leave one of the props at home or we've got an extra loose forward so we could leave one of them home."
Steve Hansen says he's told the players to take a week away from rugby before they assemble on Saturday.