New Zealand football captain Winston Reid has been ruled out of the upcoming internationals against China and Thailand.
Reid has aggravated a leg injury and missed West Ham's nil-all draw with Aston Villa on Sunday in the English Premier League.
The All Whites coach, Anthony Hudson, says he has been aware of the situation and it's not real shock the injury has re-occured.
The Hammers' central defender has been replaced in the All Whites by Auckland's New Zealand Under 20 representative Adam Mitchell.
The New Zealand-based members of the All Whites and management leave Auckland tomorrow for matches against China on November 15 and Thailand on 19 November.