13 May 2012

Team NZ make substitution after injury

6:32 pm on 13 May 2012

An injury to bowman Mike Pammenter has forced Team New Zealand to bring in a replacement for the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Pammenter has a prolapsed disc in his back, which he sustained during leg 6 from Itajai in Brazil to Miami.

He'll be replaced by reserve crew member Nick Burridge for the transatlantic leg from Miami to Lisbon starting on May 20th.

The Team New Zealand boat, Camper, is currently in third place with 149 points, behind Groupama Sailing Team (153) and leaders Team Telefonica (164).