Statement from ECB Medical Team regarding Kevin Pietersen

Monday 10th August 2009

KEVIN Pietersen (pictured)will be discharged from hospital tomorrow after experiencing a complication of the wound made during surgery on his injured right Achilles two and a half weeks ago.

He was seen by a wound care specialist yesterday and will receive a course of anti-biotics in order to exclude infection.

Medical advice is that a complication can occur post surgery and in this case resulted despite Kevin closely following specialist advice on management of the wound.

He will be reassessed by the specialist later this week and will return to his planned programme of rehabilitation once the wound has fully healed.

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