London:Andrew Flintoff's Test retirement is undoubtedly influenced by his recurring injuries. A variety of injuries have blighted the England all-rounder's career. Flintoff has rarely been fully fit during the past decade as this list of his injuries shows:
1999: Breaks foot during fourth Test in Cape Town and returns home from tour of South Africa.
2000: Back injury cuts short involvement in tour of Pakistan.
2002: Undergoes hernia operation and only appears in first Test against Australia at Brisbane as a substitute fielder because of a groin injury.
2003: Shoulder injury rules him out of both Tests against Zimbabwe before he misses Bangladesh Tests.
2005: Has surgery on left ankle for first time.
2006: Left ankle injury rules him out of series against Sri Lanka. Has second operation on troublesome joint.
2007: Left ankle injury sees him miss first two Tests against West Indies. Has third bout of ankle surger in 15 months and fourth in all. Ruled out of Test series against Sri Lanka.
2008: Side strain rules him out of Test and one-day series against New Zealand.
2009: Hip injury rules him out of fourth Test away to West Indies. Returns to the Caribbean in time for one-day series.
Returns home early from stint with Chennai Super Kings in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee. Misses home Test and one-day series with West Indies and ruled out of World Twenty20.
Injures same knee while fielding in last week's first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff and becomes doubtful for second Test starting on Thursday at Lord's.