Corey Anderson: Injured New Zealand all-rounder sent home

Corey Anderson
Corey Anderson top-scored with 67 in New Zealand's second innings against England at Lord's last month

New Zealand's Corey Anderson is to fly home from their current tour of England for treatment on a back injury.

The 24-year-old had signed to play for Somerset in the second half of the T20 Blast, but will not now do so, and will miss New Zealand's remaining one-day internationals in England.

Anderson was hurt during the first Test defeat by England at Lord's last month.

The all-rounder had been receiving treatment from the New Zealand medical staff in the UK.

"Obviously this is a blow for both Somerset and Corey but injuries happen in sport," said Somerset director of cricket Matt Maynard.

"We wish Corey a speedy recovery and I can assure all members and supporters that we are actively seeking a suitable replacement."