Corey Anderson ruled out of England series due to back injury
Corey Anderson will no further be a part of New Zealand’s tour of England due to a back injury. He has not featured for New Zealand since the first Test due to the same. An MRI scan subsequently revealed a "bone stress-related injury to his lumbar spine", which requires investigation, ruling Anderson out of the remaining three ODIs and T20. He is to return home for further assessment and treatment of the stress-related injury.
Prior to this, Anderson was recovering from a finger injury sustained during the Lord’s Test, in which he scored a counter-attacking half-century in the second innings. However, he was only able to bowl eight overs and missed out on the second Test and the first two ODIs as well.
"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's 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 not yet called up a replacement to their 15-man squad.
The news will also be a big blow to Somerset, with the county having signed him as one of their overseas players for the NatWest T20 Blast.