I will be fully fit for Ashes series, says Flintoff
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 25th August 2006
All-rounder Andrew Flintoff said on Thursday that he would be fit for
England's Ashes defence which gets underway in November.
Flintoff, who is currently recovering from his latest ankle operation,
is battling to be ready for the first Test against Australia that
starts in Brisbane on November 23. He is currently undergoing a
rehabilitation programme supervised by Lancashire physio Dave Roberts
although he fears the problem will never disappear.
“I’ve got absolute faith in my physio Dave Roberts and the specialist
who performed the latest operation on my ankle,” said Flintoff. “It was
they who devised my rehabilitation programme and I have complete
confidence that if I follow their guidelines to the letter I will be
fully fit for the Ashes series. I can start running again early next
month and that will be a big step on the road back.”