New Zealand domestic news November 27, 2006

Tuffey suffers new injury setback

Cricinfo staff

Daryl Tuffey's first-class comeback has hit the buffers after he broke down during Northern District's match against Canterbury in the State Championship.

Tuffey, 28, has been out of the New Zealand side since February 2005 because of a long-standing bicep injury. He bowled 24 overs in the first innings against Canterbury, but could only manage five second time around before limping off with an Achilles tendon strain.

Andy Moles, the Northern Districts coach, told the Waikato Times: "His body has got to get used to the workloads after his long layoff. We've got to manage him for the whole season so there's no point risking it."

Tuffey has played 22 Tests and 76 one-day internationals but has struggled with a series of injuries over the past couple of years.