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Flintoff sent to Jamaica for scan


Andrew Flintoff has been sent to Jamaica for a scan on his left side after being withdrawn from England’s warm-up match against a St Kitts Invitational XI.

The team management said it was a precautionary move to have Flintoff assessed after he picked up the problem during an early-tour net session. He was named in the XI for the opening warm-up game, but only managed 11 before being caught in the deep.

Following his brief innings he felt further discomfort and the decision was taken that he would take no further part in the three-day outing at Warner Park. St Kitts have agreed to allow Stuart Broad to take Flintoff’s place for the remaining two days of the game after Andrew Strauss initially wanted a proper 11-a-side fixture. Flintoff is due back in St Kitts this evening with the results expected on Tuesday.

Another side injury caused a delay in Flintoff’s return to the England side last year, when he was being earmarked for a recall for the home series against New Zealand following ankle surgery. He picked up the problem in the County Championship against Durham in early May and was forced to sit out international cricket until the second Test against South Africa, at Headingley, in July.

Since returning his bowling has been impressive and he has regularly hit the 90mph mark. During the India tour before Christmas he was used extensively by Kevin Pietersen and said his body felt as good as ever.

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