New Zealand Cricket today announced that Daniel Vettori has had to withdraw from the second Test against the West Indies due to a right adductor strain.
Vettori suffered the grade one injury on day three of the Test and will now undertake a rehabilitation period that rules him out of final match.
"Dan had some discomfort while in the field on day three of the first Test match with assessment confirming an adductor injury" said Black Caps' Physiotherapist, Paul Close
"It was managed during the match but further assessment has indicated he will not be fully fit in time for the next Test.
"Dan will return to New Zealand where here will be monitored closely and undergo a period of rehabilitation.
"He will require a rest from bowling and his return date will be determined by how well he responds to the treatment."