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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