Cricket: Blackcaps quick Matt Henry sidelined by injury

Blackcaps and Canterbury quick Matt Henry faces a stint on the sidelines, after suffering a broken thumb at Monday's training session.

The four-to-six week recovery time frame rules Henry out of the remainder of the Plunket Shield, and also puts him in doubt for the Blackcaps' first series of the summer.

New Zealand hosts the West Indies in a three-match Twenty20 series starting November 27, followed by a two-test series starting December 3.

Henry suffered the same fate with his left thumb earlier this year, 

"It's pretty frustrating obviously," Henry tells Newshub.

"Having such a strong start to our Plunket Shield campaign… pretty disappointing not to be able to get stuck in [against Wellington] tomorrow."

The 28-year-old hasn't ruled out being back in time to take part in the international season.

"Fingers crossed," he says. "We'll see how it plays out, hopefully it's not too much longer than four to six weeks."

The injury was caused by an errant bouncer from batting coach Peter Fulton, which struck Henry on the tip of his thumb.

"Bit of extra height and bounce and it got me on the end of the thumb. I think he owes me a coffee," Henry laughs.

Henry joins fellow Blackcap Henry Nicholl on the injury list.

Canterbury have called in South African-born batsman Tyler Lortan as Henry's replacement.