New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2013-14 November 14, 2013

Injured Corey Anderson to return home

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the Sri Lanka tour to begin rehabilitation on the rib injury which ruled him out of the second ODI in Hambantota.

Anderson underwent an MRI scan of his side on Wednesday, which ruled out any major damage. He is being flown back to New Zealand as a precautionary measure and will miss the third and final ODI on Saturday and the two T20s.

"Corey felt pain in his right side while bowling during the first ODI. Post-match assessment indicated a minor case of rib impingement," New Zealand physiotherapist Paul Close said. "We decided it's in Corey's best interest to return home and focus on making a full recovery for the series against West Indies."

New Zealand did seek any replacement for Anderson for the remaining games. New Zealand lead the three-match ODI series 1-0.