New Zealand batsman Daniel Flynn was forced to retire hurt on the first day of the second Test against England at Old Trafford here Friday after being hit on the head by James Anderson.
Left-hander Flynn, who was wearing a helmet, missed an attempted hook off the Lancashire quick and the ball forced the grille back against his face and up into the peak.
Blood poured from the mouth of the 23-year-old Flynn, playing in only his second Test.
As he received treatment on the field it became clear he had lost a tooth and Flynn retired hurt on four, with New Zealand 136 for four in the 41st over.
But New Zealand team spokesman John Durning said Flynn would be fit to resume his innings.