Andrew Flintoff set to miss whole of 2010 season

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Andrew Flintoff has been forced to further hold back his return to cricket, this time on the advice of Lancashire's medical staff

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Andrew Flintoff will not be able to make his return to cricket this year, his club Lancashire have revealed.

The England all-rounder had been expected to return for Lancashire’s 2nd XI match against Yorkshire on Monday, but was advised not to participate.

And his club on Tuesday revealed that he will “continue his rehabilitation into the winter months”.

“Whilst Andrew has made significant progress, the combined opinion is that he is not quite ready for a return to cricket,” said Lancashire Cricket director Mike Watkinson.

“We will constantly monitor and review his progress so that he is better equipped for a return to action.”

Flintoff has not played since August 2009 after undergoing a knee operation and the 32-year-old has recently spoken of his desire to get back to cricket and win back his England place.

“I’m going to have to force my way back into the first team,” Flintoff told the Mail on Sunday. “It’ll be as a batter initially and then start picking up the ball from there.”

However Flintoff also recognises that he will face a battle to win back his England spot. “They can’t stand around waiting for me forever,” he added.

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