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Williamson fractures thumb, out of series

Update : 30 Oct 2013, 06:58 PM

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson will not take any further part on the tour of Bangladesh after x-rays revealed the middle order batsman had a fracture.

Williamson sustained in injury in the first ODI on Tuesday when he was struck on the thumb while fielding at point. He left the field immediately and did not bat later in the day. Later, x-rays showed that he had sustained a fracture.

"This kind of injury unfortunately means Kane cannot take part in the rest of the tour and he will return to New Zealand to begin his rehabilitation," New Zealand physiotherapist Paul Close told the media yesterday.

"Kane is about six weeks away from playing again at this stage," he added.

The injury will prevent Williamson from leading the Kiwis in three ODIs and two Twenty20s in Sri Lanka, where both Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor are set to be absent. It is doubtful whether he will be fit to play in the first Test against the West Indies in Dunedin on December 3 as well.

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