A heel injury ruled Colin De Grandhomme out for 10-12 weeks
Injured Colin De Grandhomme to miss the test series against England
Colin De Grandhomme has ruled himself out of the ongoing England series after injuring his heel while bowling. The Kiwi International bowled only 3.5 overs in the second innings before joining the support staff in the dressing room. The scans have revealed that the 35-year-old has a tear to his plantar fascia, a ligament which connects the heels to the bones and it will take him around 10-12 weeks to recover.
Th Kiwi Coach Gary Stead has said, “It's a real shame for Colin to suffer this injury so early in the series”. He added, “He's a massive part of our Test side and we'll certainly miss him. It's great to be able to call on someone like Michael who's been with the squad for the past month and is match ready”.
Grandhomme used to give the much-needed balance to the Kiwi batting order. Batting at number seven, he has played an important knock of 42 runs in the first innings and has also dismissed Joe Root. He will be replaced by off-spinning allrounder Michael Bracewell to their squad for the rest of the series.
The World Champions of test cricket, New Zealand are Scheduled to travel to Nottingham on Tuesday ahead of the second Test and will train on Wednesday and Thursday before the second test.
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