Bangalore: Tim Southee, the New Zealand and Chennai Super Kings seamer, will miss the Champions League Twenty20 after suffering a knee injury. He was supposed to join the Chennai team this week but will remain in New Zealand to undergo treatment.
"Tim has suffered some cartilage damage to his left knee while preparing for the Champions League.," John Buchanan, the New Zealand director of cricket, said. "He requires further assessment to determine the seriousness of the injury but initial signs indicate that he is unlikely to require surgery.
"He will undergo a period of intense rehabilitation and attempt to return to training shortly." Whether or not he will be available for New Zealand's tour of Zimbabwe next month will be made known later, Buchanan added.