Kevin Kasuza will not take part in the remainder of the second Test against Sri Lanka after being diagnosed with mild concussion.
Timycen Maruma, who last appeared in a Test match for Zimbabwe in 2013, has been named as Kasuza's concussion replacement.
Kasuza was struck flush on the helmet while fielding at short-leg when Kusal Mendis rocked back to connect an emphatic pull shot on the back foot.
The 26-year-old opener immediately stumbled backwards due to the force of the powerful blow and fell to the floor writhing in pain.
Meanwhile, the ball lobbed off his helmet to be taken by teammate Carl Mumba at square leg to give Sikandar Raza another wicket.
Kasuza was stretchered off the field and was taken to the hospital for scans where tests confirmed concussion.
He was forced off the field in the first Test in similar circumstances when the same Sri Lankan batter thumped a shot in the direction of Kasuza at short-leg.
In that instance, he showed signs of a delayed concussion and was replaced by Brian Mudzinganyama in the opening slot.
Barring his unlucky time in the field, Kasuza has had a bright start to his career showing impressive application at the crease as he racked up his maiden half-century on debut in the previous game.