Peterson will not be playing any more in this world cup 2011.

India
March 7, 2011 9:05am CST
Yes ! It's a major loss for the English team as the main star batsman Kevin Peterson goes back home and will not play any more in this edition of the World Cup Cricket. He was asked to open the bating for the team and now as he will be absent for the remaining matches, the team will have to find a replacement opener.
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@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
8 Mar 11
First of all, please get your facts right. He is not Peterson at all. Peterson is a South African bowler and the one you are talking about is Kevin Pietersen of England which you have mentioned. Anyways, yes, it is a loss, a major loss. Though KP did not fire in the World Cup yet, he was just a knock away from coming to the party. He has to go back to England due to hernia trouble and there he will be operated upon.
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
7 Mar 11
It indeed is a big loss but replacement player Morgan too is a first choice player and due to his injury Bopara got the chance.Actually its better for balance of the side as England is struggling with lower middle order not the top order.Trott or Bell can open with Strauss.Morgan is a good finisher so he can be very useful in lower order.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
7 Mar 11
Yes indeed it is a big blow for England. Their chances of winning the world cup will suffer significantly by his absence. His hernia problem was detected immediately after Ashes tour but he had postponed the operation after the world cup. The illness must have gone beyond his control and need immediate attention otherwise no player worth the salt will like to miss the big event like world cup. He had teamed up with Andrew Strauss as his opening partner recently and going on very well for England. This will be disturbed again. England will feel Kevin's absence a lot.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
7 Mar 11
Yes, Peterson is going back due to a hernia problem. He would be having surgery on it shortly. He is being replaced by Ioin Morgan and I think that would add more balance to the side. I think Ravi Bopara might be pushed into the opener's slot for England now. Cheers! Ram
• India
7 Mar 11
Yeah,its a shocking news for all england supporters. Peterson will undergo an operation,due to which he quitted the world cup. Now, it will effect the english team. But , if a good opener is replaced,then the effect can be prevented.