Taylor to undergo rehabilitation after aggravating knee injury

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NZC stated that Taylor’s injury is not serious

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is set to undergo rehabilitation after aggravating a knee injury he sustained upon returning home from the tour of Bangladesh last month.

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) revealed that Taylor had tweaked his patella tendon, but added that the injury was not serious.

The board also noted that they expect Taylor to be fully fit for his Central Districts Plunket Shield match against Northern Districts, which begins on November 26.

Meanwhile, captain Brendon McCullum, who suffered a back injury in Bangladesh, has begun “light training” this week and is expected to play in the three-day warm-up match against the West Indies on November 27 in Lincoln.

According to NZC, batsman Kane Williamson, who flew home early from Bangladesh after sustaining a fractured thumb in the first ODI, has regained “movement in his left thumb” and “will have an update on when he can return to cricket when he sees his specialist again next week”.

The NZC statement also confirmed that Martin Guptill, who has been out of action for a while due to ankle surgery and a fractured finger, retired hurt during his Plunket Shield game, but only as a precaution.

It is understood that Guptill retired hurt overnight after complaining of tightness in his hamstring.

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