England took a huge sigh a relief on Wednesday when it was learnt that Kevin Pietersen does not need to undergo knee surgery. Pietersen suffered problem in right knee when practicing in New Zealand and as a result, he had to withdraw from the three test series against New Zealand. Earlier it was revealed that he had damaged his cartilage and needed surgery, forcing him out of game for at least two months. Due to the problem, it was told that he will miss the IPL as well as the champions trophy. However, the star batsman will be fit for the major international events that are about to take place in England season. Yesterday, it was confirmed after the scans that the problem was of bone bruises and the healing process only required wearing of brace on the knee for only two weeks and rest for two weeks.
England’s cricket summer will kick off from 16th May against New Zealand and the management is hopeful of Pietersen’s recovery by that time. Before Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were also operated for elbow issues and both are likely to be seen in action soon. The availability of all these players will give boost to the team as it heads for champions trophy and The Ashes in July.