Ashes Hero Flintoff Gets Deep Vein Thrombosis


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5:26pm UK, Sunday September 06, 2009


England cricket hero Andrew Flintoff has incurred a deep vein thrombosis in his right calf after knee surgery.



The 31-year-old all-rounder underwent an operation following the conclusion of this summer's Ashes tournament.He is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six months.
An England and Wales Cricket Board statement read: "Andrew Flintoff recently suffered a common complication of surgery, a minor deep vein thrombosis in his right calf.
"This will require a simple course of treatment and will not complicate his recovery from surgery."
Flintoff retired from test cricket after playing in four of the five Ashes tests against Australia. England won the series 2-1.
'Freddie' Flintoff is hoping to continue playing one-day and Twenty20 internationals.