London: Kevin Pietersen was on Tuesday ruled out of next month's home Test series against New Zealand as he struggles to overcome a knee injury, sparking fears the brilliant batsman may also be a doubt for the Ashes series this summer.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said Pietersen "will have a repeat scan next week to determine when he is able to resume training," having been sidelined since the end of March because of significant bone bruising to his right knee.
"Injuries are a sportsman's worst nightmare!" Pietersen said on Twitter. "This one is hurting me the most.."