24 Jan 2015

Milne injury doesn't appear too serious

8:41 am on 24 January 2015

The New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson is playing down the severity of fast bowler Adam Milne's injury.

Black Caps bowler Adam Milne

Black Caps bowler Adam Milne Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Milne got through seven overs in the four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Nelson, before he suffered a side strain.

Initially Hesson didn't think it was too bad.

"It is one of those muscle injuries that you tend to have another re-think but hopefully we got it early enough. Like any quick bowler the old side injury is something you have to be a bit cautious of, so he could have carried on but we decided against it."

Milne didn't play the first of the two final ODIs in Dunedin this weekend.

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