Martin Guptill ruled out of New Zealand’s tour of Bangladesh with ankle injury

Martin Guptill has injuries to his right ankle and his right-hand little finger © Getty Images

Aug 31, 2013

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the tour to Bangladesh in October due to ankle and finger injuries.

Guptill got a fracture in his right-hand little finger while batting for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the recently concluded Twenty20 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Upon arrival to New Zealand, specialists advised the Kiwi batsman that his finger would need to be immobilized in a splint. He would not have to undergo surgery. The recovery is expected to take three to five weeks as reported by Stuff.co.nz.

He has also carried an injury in his right ankle for the past one year. His physiotherapist Paul Close, who has been keeping a check, said that a surgery for the ankle is required and will happen next month.

The recovery from the ankle surgery would rule out Guptill from the Bangladesh tour and a possible return to the tour of Sri Lanka in November.