England batsman Kevin Pietersen is hoping the hard work he is currently putting in will prevent him from suffering any further injury problems during the Ashes series against Australia.
Pietersen believes his niggling knee problems are now behind him, but he is wary of the stresses and strains that lie ahead as Alastair Cook's men bid to retain the Ashes.
"I'm just working on my legs, trying to make sure my legs hold up," said the 33-year-old
"I've obviously had a knee issue so I've just got to make sure my rehab continues or else I could break down and I don't want to break down.
"I want to play the whole series, an exciting series."
Pietersen had been troubled by the knee injury for some time but elected against surgery earlier this year in favour of an intensive rehabilitation programme.
If he is fit for the first Test in Brisbane, which starts on November 21, it will be his 100th Test appearance.