Chris Lynn suffered yet another injury setback on 21 February 2018 during the tri-series final between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.
The explosive Aussie batsman suffered the injury after he dived to stop the ball from the boundary. Lynn, who had gone under a surgery in his left shoulder, tried to stop the ball from his right arm to protect his left shoulder but ended up dislocating his shoulder.
However, there is good news for Kolkata Knight Riders fans as Chris Lynn will not have to undergo another surgery and he might be able to play in the eleventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
While talking to Cricbuzz, Lynn’s manager Stephen Atkinson was quoted as saying as, “Chris got a positive result from the doctors who said he will not need surgery. Chris is disappointed at missing the Pakistan Super League but he will be making every effort to play in the Indian Premier League and, if selected, the five one-dayers for Australia in England in June.”
In more update related to Lynn’s injury, Cricket Australia Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris issued a statement that says “Chris has undergone scans which confirmed some of the expected signs of a shoulder dislocation including bleeding in the joint along with some cartilage and ligament damage.”
“After consultation with a specialist, at this stage we have confirmed that Chris does not need to undergo stabilisation surgery on his shoulder. He will now undergo extensive rehabilitation to give us a better idea of how his shoulder will cope with return to normal function, with a view to being available to play in the IPL and the short-form series in the UK in June,” Kountouris added.
While talking about Lynn’s appearance in cash-rich league Kountouris said, “We will have a better understanding of how possible this will be in a few weeks, once we know how he is responding to the rehabilitation.”
Earlier, in the much-talked-about IPL players’ mega-auction, Lynn was bought by Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise KKR for Rs 9.5 crore.