His injury has ruled him out for 10 to 12 weeks, which means he will miss New Zealand’s white-ball tours to Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands and is a major blow to their hopes in this Test series.
de Grandhomme balanced the side at No. 7 in the first Test, top-scoring with 42 not out in the first innings then dismissing Joe Root before enduring a day to forget on the third day when he was run out first ball, bowled Ben Stokes with a front-foot no-ball and then went off injured.
“It’s a real shame for Colin to suffer this injury so early in the series,” Gary Stead, New Zealand’s coach, said. “He’s a massive part of our Test side and we’ll certainly miss him. It’s great to be able to call on someone like Michael who’s been with the squad for the past month and is match ready.”
New Zealand are due to travel to Nottingham on Tuesday ahead of the second Test and will train on Wednesday and Thursday.