A slightly conservative approach to the only injury concern in the men's Black Sticks ahead of their opening match of the Olympics.

Striker Hugo Inglis is still feeling the effects of a calf injury suffered during their European tour last month.

Coach Colin Batch says they're being cautious as calf injuries can take some time to heal.

He says he did play some minutes in the two practice matches they've had and has unlimited time in the final one but they may not give him the whole game.

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New Zealand will play India in a final warm-up tomorrow, before their opening game against Australia overnight Saturday.