Will do whatever it takes to play: Flintoff
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 23rd July 2009
Andrew Flintoff has said he would battle through the pain and complete the Ashes for England.
With the team reeling from the loss of Kevin Pietersen to Achilles surgery on Wednesday, Flintoff's availability was pertinent as the talismanic all-rounder aims to end his Test career on a high note.
"There are no guarantees for anybody. But I have three Test matches left, and I'd do anything to get through, maybe put myself through things I wouldn't do if I was looking more long term," he told the Independent.
"I will do whatever it takes to get out on the field. If I don't it has to be something extremely serious. The encouraging thing was that I bowled regularly over 90mph at Lord's.
"The knee was sore on Tuesday and it's still sore but I'll rest up in front of the telly for the next few days and then get ready for Edgbaston."