Scan boost for Vettori
Daniel Vettori's knee injury is a mild PCL strain and he is expected to be fit for the knockout phase of the World Cup.
Last Updated: 10/03/11 5:43pm
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has confirmed he will miss his side's next World Cup fixture against Canada due to a knee injury - but hopes to return for their final Group A match with Sri Lanka on March 18.
A scan has revealed Vettori is suffering a mild strain of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
The 32-year-old fell awkwardly in the field during New Zealand's 110-run win over Pakistan on March 8. He continued for a couple of deliveries before limping off to receive ice treatment and did not return.
"It's a bit stiff and sore the last couple of days and 13 hours of travel never helps anyone," said Vettori on Thursday. "It felt a lot better today and it's a lot easier to walk.
"There's still quite a lot of swelling so as soon as that comes down I'll be back into it."
He added: "I really want to play in that Sri Lanka game heading towards those quarter-finals."
New Zealand have six points after three wins out of four games in Group A and are almost certain to advance to the knockout phase, which starts on March 23.