Pietersen ruled out of IPL with knee injury

Published: 20th March 2013 07:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2013 07:49 PM   |  A+A-

Kevin Pietersen _PTI

England says Pietersen will be available for the second match provided he completes a four-day English county championship match for Surrey, starting Friday. (PTI/File)

Delhi Daredevils suffered a serious set-back Wednesday after their maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a knee injury.

"The injury is likely to require ongoing assessments and a six-eight week period of rest and rehabilitation. Pietersen has therefore been withdrawn from all cricket, including the Indian Premier League," England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement.

The former England captain experienced knee pain while fielding in preparation for the four-day game in Queenstown earlier this month, ahead of the Test series. This has failed to resolve satisfactorily.

England and Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the remaining Tests against New Zealand commencing Friday due to the injury to his right knee.

Recent scans confirm an injury to the right knee with bone bruising and possible cartilage damage to the kneecap. The 32-year-old will return back home for further investigations and specialist review.


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