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The Ashes: Pieterson’s Ashes Over!

Bad news from the ECB, Kevin Pieterson will be unable to play in further Ashes matches.

Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the remainder of the Ashes after undergoing an operation on his injured right Achilles.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the npower Ashes series after undergoing surgery for an ongoing Achilles tendon injury today.

Pietersen was assessed by a leading specialist where the decision was made to undergo surgery which will rule him out of all cricket for up to six weeks.

ECB chief medical officer Nick Peirce said: “Following a consultation, involving scans and testing, with the world’s leading Achilles specialist Kevin Pietersen today underwent surgery on his right Achilles tendon.

“The operation involved a small incision and trimming of the blood vessels and nerves around the inflamed tendon and appears, at this early stage, to have been routine.

“Kevin will look to undertake a comprehensive rehabilitation programme to ensure there is no risk of recurrence. This is expected to be approximately six weeks but will be taken at an appropriate pace following constant review.

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