England’s Pietersen has hernia operation

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has undergone routine surgery on the hernia injury that led to his early departure from the World Cup, the England Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Kevin underwent a successful, routine operation with a hernia and an area of weaknesses repaired on the left side while a small hernia was identified and repaired on the right side,” said ECB chief medical officer Nick Peirce.
Pietersen will begin a rehabilitation programme with a view to being fit in time for the first Test match of the English summer against Sri Lanka from May 26-30.
“We’re pleased Kevin has undergone a successful surgery,” added England coach Andy Flower.
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