<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ashes 2013-14: Kevin Pietersen’s knee injury puts England in sport ahead of 1st Test" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131110091113.jpg" title="Ashes 2013-14: Kevin Pietersen’s knee injury puts England in sport ahead of 1st Test" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Kevin Pietersen flew to Melbourne for scans and treatment © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Nov 10, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Kevin-Pietersen/post" target="_blank">Kevin Pietersen’s</a> knee injury flared up yet again as he remains doubtful for the first <a href="/tags/The-Ashes-2013-14/post" target="_blank">Ashes</a> Test starting November 21. While the rest of the <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a> squad flew to Sydney for a four-day game an Invitational XI side, Pietersen headed to Melbourne to undergo scans and treatment.<br /> <br /> The attacking batsman’s hopes are pinned upon the success of a cortisone injection.<br /> <br /> "Kevin has had a slight recurrence of that knee issue, and he'll be going to Melbourne for a scan and a cortisone injection — so he won't be travelling with the rest of the team. I don't think it's going to be a huge issue. He's had a couple of these injections before, and they've been successful," England coach <a href="/tags/Andy-Flower/post" target="_blank">Andy Flower</a> was quoted as saying by <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em>.<br /> <br /> "They've quietened the problem down, and it's obviously an ongoing issue for him. But they have been successful, and we anticipate this one being successful and anticipate him playing a full part in the Ashes tour," Flower added.<br /> <br /> Pietersen’s injury scare follows the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/England-sweat-over-Matt-Prior-s-fitness-after-tour-game-against-Australia-A/33473" target="_blank">calf injury to Matt Prior</a> while batting during a warm-up game.