Ross Taylor injury concern for New Zealand ahead of England tour


The batter pulled up with a calf problem while batting as the squad returned to training

Ross Taylor limped out of New Zealand’s first training session ahead of their departure for England with a calf injury.

He was batting in the marquee that has been built at the high performance centre in Lincoln to enable the squad to train over the next couple of weeks. New Zealand coach Gary Stead expected an update on the seriousness of the problem later on Monday.

“The reports I’ve had so far is it’s more precautionary than anything but we’ll see how he scrubs up,” Stead told reporters.

“You are always worried when any injuries happen but someone of Ross’s standing and calibre as a Test player you always have a little bit of a concern. Fingers crossed everything is good and we still have time on our side, but we’ll just have to wait and see what the medical team say.”