New Zealand wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum did his best to allay fitness fears by returning to bat on the final day of the first Test against England here on Monday after retiring hurt.
McCullum, then on 11, had to leave the field at Lord's when a rising ball from fast bowler Stuart Broad hit him on the left forearm with New Zealand 120 for four in their second innings - just 78 runs ahead.
But, after an X-ray cleared him of a broken arm, the 26-year-old, who made a run-a-ball 97 in the first innings, returned to the crease after two-and-a-quarter hours away when all-rounder Jacob Oram was out for 101.
By that stage New Zealand were 252 for five, a lead of 210, and all but assured of a draw.
However, McCullum's return lasted just 15 minutes before he was caught behind for 24 by opposing keeper Tim Ambrose off James Anderson to leave the tourists on 269 for six.
If McCullum is not fully fit by the time the second Test of this three-match series starts on Friday at Old Trafford, New Zealand do have the option of playing reserve wicket-keeper Gareth Hopkins.