The 'Little Master' retired hurt with an abdominal injury that left him a doubtful starter at Seddon Park.
The record holder for most one-day and test runs was to have the injury examined today, but may be rested for the fourth match in the five-game ODI series, the Waikato Times reported.
India will meet New Zealand in the first of three test matches at Seddon Park on March 18-22, in what is likely to be the last time the Tendulkar tours New Zealand.
Tendulkar destroyed the New Zealand bowling attack in Christchurch on Sunday, Mar 8, smashing 15 fours and five sixes before his injury prematurely curtailed his chase for the record ODI score of 194.
"Towards the end I was hopeful I would be able to get it (200) if I stayed there to the 50th over, it was in the vicinity," Tendulkar said.