Kane Williamson will not return to the field on Monday as he rests his left shoulder ahead of further investigation (MRI scan) tomorrow morning.
The Blackcaps skipper was noticeably struggling during his innings of 74 on day four of the second test against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Williamson hurt his shoulder on Sunday, while diving in the field during Bangladesh's first innings and was sent to hospital for scans following his innings.
New Zealand's leading test-century maker initially batted in some discomfort, but returned to continue his innings on Monday morning.
Williamson was in visible discomfort during his knock, receiving treatment on several occasions.
Tim Southee will serve as on-field captain in Williamson's absence.