London, Apr.29 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board expects all-rounder Andrew Flintoff to be fit for the World Twenty20 competition in June after he successfully underwent a knee operation.
Flintoff required keyhole surgery on torn cartilage after he was forced to pull out of the Indian Premier League, where he had a forgettable debut for the Chennai Super Kings.
“The surgeon has informed the England and Wales Cricket Board’s chief medical officer Nick Peirce that the operation went extremely smoothly,” The Telegraph quoted Hugh Morris, the managing director England Cricket, as saying.
“I am grateful to the ECB medical team, the surgeon and radiologists as well as the Chennai Super Kings for keeping the England team management and me informed about Andrew’s injury and the subsequent operation,” he added.
The all-rounder will be out of action for between three and five weeks, meaning he should be available to play in the World Twenty20 competition, starting on June 5.
He will, however, definitely miss the two-Test series against West Indies. (ANI)