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Knee injury rules KP out

india Updated: Mar 22, 2013 15:55 IST
Delhi Daredevils


In a big blow to the Delhi Daredevils, star batsman Kevin Pietersen was today ruled out of the upcoming IPL due to a knee injury which he sustained during the ongoing New Zeala-nd tour.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Pietersen experienced knee pain while fielding in preparation for the four-day game in Queensto-wn ahead of the Test series, which has failed to resolve satisfactorily.

“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 to the UK for further investigations and specialist review,” ECB said on its website. “The injury is likely to require ongoing assessments and a six-eight week period of rest and rehabilitation. He has therefore been withdrawn from all cricket.”

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