Kane Williamson heads home with broken thumb
Kane Williamson tries to catch a ball during the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on October 24, 2013
Williamson was struck on the thumb fielding at point during New Zealand's defeat in the first one-day international on Tuesday, immediately leaving the field and playing no further part in the game.
Black Caps physiotherapist Paul Close said an X-ray confirmed he suffered a fracture in his left thumb and would have to return home to New Zealand.
"This kind of injury unfortunately means Kane cannot take part in the rest of the tour and he'll return to New Zealand to begin his rehabilitation -- Kane is about six weeks away from playing again at this stage," he said.
New Zealand Cricket said Luke Ronchi would travel to Bangladesh to replace Williamson.
New Zealand have two more one-dayers and a Twenty20 international in Bangladesh before travelling to Sri Lanka, where they will play three one-dayers and two T20s.
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