New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori will miss the second Test against West Indies starting on Thursday in Kingston with a groin strain.
The left-arm spinner suffered a right abductor strain during the first Test against West Indies, which New Zealand lost by nine wickets.
Former captain Vettori, 33, is New Zealand's most capped Test cricketer and will be crucial when they tour India for a two-Test series starting on August 23.
"Dan (Vettori) had some discomfort while in the field on day three of the first Test match with assessment confirming an adductor injury," Paul Close, the team's physiotherapist, told the New Zealand Cricket's official website.
"It was managed during the match but further assessment has indicated he will not be fully fit in time for the next Test.
"Dan will return to New Zealand where here will be monitored closely and undergo a period of rehabilitation.
"He will require a rest from bowling and his return date will be determined by how well he responds to the treatment."