Vettori undergoes scan after injury

Updated: 13 November 2009 13:03 IST

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori was given the all-clear after undergoing a scan on a head injury suffered during the second ODI against Pakistan.

Vettori undergoes scan after injury

Dubai:

New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori was given the all-clear after undergoing a scan on a head injury suffered during the second one-day international against Pakistan, a team official said.

The 30-year-old was ruled out of the first Twenty20 game here on Thursday after the incident brought on vomiting, but New Zealand manager Dave Currie said Vettori was given all-clear.

"The scan report is clear, but Vettori had concussion and will be continuously monitored. He will not be available for the second Twenty20 match on Friday," said Currie.

New Zealand won the three-match one-day series 2-1 at Abu Dhabi.

Vettori was hit on the grill of the helmet and had not felt well in the last few days. He vomited yesterday afternoon, so on doctor's advice was sent for a CT scan.

"The doctors have advised a couple of weeks rest," said Currie. That advice leaves Vettori in doubt for the first of three Tests against Pakistan starting at Dunedin on November 25.

The injury-hit New Zealanders had just 12 players to choose from before the first of the two Twenty20 internationals.

Vettori, who also had a problem with his shoulder, missed out on Friday, leaving only eleven fit players.

Pacemen Kyle Mills (shoulder) and James Franklin (back) were also ruled out of the match, while all-rounder Jacob Oram left for home to attend his child's birth.

The scenario forced the Black Caps to call up two local players to act as possible substitutes.

But Currie hoped Franklin will be fit to play in the second Twenty20 match here today.

After the Twenty20 series, both New Zealand and Pakistan will play a three-Test series in New Zealand, starting with the first Test at Dunedin from November 25.

Topics : Sachin Tendulkar Cricket Daniel Vettori Gautam Gambhir
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