Ashes 2013: Kevin Pietersen in contention for final Test following knee scan
The batsman will now be expected to play a role at the Oval
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Kevin Pietersen is in contention for the fifth and final Investec Ashes Test, following a scan on his troublesome right knee injury.
Pietersen flew home early from the winter tour of New Zealand after injuring his knee and missed the two-match return series as he recovered.
He also missed the Champions Trophy but was fit to take on the Australians, helping England to an unassailable 3-0 lead after four games.
A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board today read: "Kevin Pietersen had a precautionary scan on his right knee today as part of an ongoing monitoring process following the bone bruising injury that occurred in February.
"Kevin remains available for selection for the fifth Investec Ashes Test and will continue to receive treatment on his right knee as part of his rehabilitation programme over the course of remainder of the series and beyond."
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