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Flintoff fears he may not play again

cricket Updated: Aug 30, 2009 16:41 IST
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Nursing a career-threatening knee injury, talismanic England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is afraid that he may not play international cricket again.

"There is a possibility I may not play again. It's something I'm going to have to be prepared for in case the operation is not as successful as I hope," Flintoff told News of the World.

The burly all-rounder underwent a keyhole surgery -- his second on the troublesome knee -- a day after the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.

"There will be a question mark in my mind about whether I have played my last game until I know how the operation has turned out.

"I'd be lying if I said it hadn't crossed my mind, but the success rate for an operation like this is pretty good. The bottom line is that if it doesn't work, there's nothing I can do about it," said Flintoff.

This is, however, not the way he wants to drop curtains on his ODI and Twenty20 career.

The former captain ended his Test career on a high with England regaining the Ashes and he now wants to keep playing ODI till 2015 World Cup.