London, Oct 5 (ANI): England all rounder Andrew Flintoff has admitted that he is just one injury away from calling quits from cricket.
Injured Flintoff is spending the next three months in Dubai to facilitate his recovery from a right knee operation and make a return to England's one-day team.
"The next time I get injured, I will be gone. Realistically, with the operation I've had, I have a limited shelf life. I'll try to draw that out for as long as I can," PA Sports quoted Flintoff, as saying.
"But if the knee or anything else goes, that will pretty much be it. I've been injured since I was 13. Me and bowling have never actually gone together," he said.
Flintoff, 31, retired from Test cricket at the end of England's Ashes-winning summer, and 24 hours after helping his team regain the urn he underwent arthroscopy to his injured right knee, Cricinfo reported.
He admitted in a newspaper interview last month hat there is a chance he may never play again, but his main ambition remains to play in another World Cup and has targeted the one-day leg of England's tour of Bangladesh next February as a realistic date for a comeback.
His latest bout of rehabilitation suffered a minor setback in early September when it was revealed that he was afflicted by deep vein thrombosis in his right calf. (ANI)