Injured Daniel Vettori to miss Canada match

Daniel Vettori being carried away after injuring his knee

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori is set to give a miss to their Group A World Cup match against Canada on Sunday, in order to rest his injured knee in a bid to be fit for their all important match against Sri Lanka which could decide the group topper.

Vettori injured his right knee while attempting a catch during New Zealand’s crushing win over Pakistan at Pallekele on Tuesday and was in some doubt for the remainder of the tournament.

“The crucial thing is I should be able to continue on with the tournament,” Vettori said. “There was still a lot of swelling around the joint but I really want to play in that Sri Lanka game heading towards those quarterfinals.

“For me, it’s about symptoms and the sooner those symptoms dissipate the quicker I can get back on the field, which is what everyone wants.”

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Mar 11, 2011

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori is set to give a miss to their Group A World Cup match against Canada on Sunday, in order to rest his injured knee in a bid to be fit for their all important match against Sri Lanka which could decide the group topper.

Vettori injured his right knee while attempting a catch during New Zealand’s crushing win over Pakistan at Pallekele on Tuesday and was in some doubt for the remainder of the tournament.”The crucial thing is I should be able to continue on with the tournament,” Vettori said.

“There was still a lot of swelling around the joint but I really want to play in that Sri Lanka game heading towards those quarterfinals.

“For me, it’s about symptoms and the sooner those symptoms dissipate the quicker I can get back on the field, which is what everyone wants.”

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