Colin de Grandhomme, the all-rounder for New Zealand, will miss the remainder of the test series against England after suffering a heel injury in the first match, the team said on Monday.

Due to the heel injury, De Grandhomme only bowled 3.5 overs in England’s second innings before New Zealand lost by five wickets at Lord’s on Sunday, falling 1-0 down in the three-match series. De Grandhomme’s plantar fascia was torn, according to scans, and coach Gary Stead confirmed that the 35-year-old will require 10 to 12 weeks to recuperate.

In a statement, Stead stated, “It’s a tremendous tragedy for Colin to sustain this injury so early in the series.” “He’s a big component of our test team, and we’ll miss him a lot.”

De Grandhomme was replaced by Michael Bracewell, a fellow all-rounder who was in the squad for the first test as a backup for Henry Nicholls.

“It’s fantastic to be able to call on someone like Michael, who has been with the group for a month and is match ready,” Stead said.