|Event:||Australia in British Isles 2009|
DateLine: 20th July 2009
England star batsman Kevin Pietersen took four injections to make him match fit for the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
But the right-hander feels and fears that the Achilles injury might eventually ruin his summer.
Pietersen said the injury, that he sustained in the West Indies in April, has become mental as well as a physical distraction for him.
"To be honest it plays on my mind all day and every day.
"People who have had injuries know that it definitely does affect the way they play. It doesn't really affect my stroke play but running between wickets and diving around is problematic," Pietersen was quoted as saying by the News of the World.
"This is the first injury I have had and mentally, they really do get to you. I've had two injections into my back - a perineural and an epidural. And I've had a cortisone and a homeopathic injection into my Achilles," he said.
Pietersen said that the injury is being taken care on a day-to-day basis and he won't talk about future now.
"We're not talking about anything in the future, we're just managing it right now. We are treating it on a day-to-day basis just to get me out on to the pitch. It's incredibly frustrating."
"I'm not ruling anything out in terms of the rest of the series. What I will say is I am doing everything I can to get myself right. I'll do anything I can do to play," he said.
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