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New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson will miss the rest of the ongoing ODI series and the upcoming one-off Twenty20 International against England due to a back injury.
It has been confirmed that Anderson will return home and undergo further tests to figure out how serious his injury is. Anderson did have an MRI scan on his back, which revealed a “bone stress related injury to his lumbar spine”.
Anderson suffered the injury during the first Test against England at Lord’s and subsequently missed the second Test at Headingley and the first two ODIs.
“Corey has been working hard to get back to full fitness for the ODI series but he hasn’t been able to overcome this injury,” New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson said. “We felt the best course of action was to send him back to New Zealand for further assessment.”
New Zealand have yet to announce whether they will call up a replacement for Anderson.