Daniel Vettori says niggling Achilles heel injury demoralising

Updated: Feb 12, 2013, 16:58 PM IST

Wellington: New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori has said that the ongoing tendinitis in his left Achilles has been "demoralising".

Vettori, who recently turned 34, and became a father for the third time, calls himself a "house husband".

The injury has probably robbed him of the honour of becoming New Zealand`s most successful Test bowler.

Vettori said he can`t play another three to four years, adding that he is a little bit elusive with his comeback plans due to the injury.

He wishes to get a couple of games under his belt for Northern Districts in next month`s one-day competition to fit him for New Zealand`s tour to England in May.

Vettori has been off the scene since the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in September.