Pietersen to miss Champions Trophy

Ecb Logo Gutter Icon 135x160

Follow the Champions Trophy 2013 on ecb.co.uk - click here for all the latest news, previews, reports and reaction

Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy following a repeat MRI scan on his right knee earlier today.

The scan has shown some improvement in the bruising to the bone that occurred in the build up to the Test Series against New Zealand in February.

However, Pietersen will not have recovered sufficiently in time for the NatWest Series against New Zealand beginning May 31 and the ICC Champions Trophy which follows.

Pietersen will now start a graduated rehabilitation program with a view to resuming full training by the middle of June.

Keep tabs on the England team - click here for all the breaking news from the camp, exclusive interviews, match reports and much more

Follow on Facebook

Facebook

Become a member of the official fan community of England cricket on Facebook right now - and get your opinions heard!

Get our free apps

Apps Promo

Download the ECB Cricket app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or Nokia phones and get live scores, news, video and other services on the move