New Delhi: Shoulder injuries continue to take its toll on Chris Lynn’s career as the latter suffered a dislocation in the final of the tri-series between New Zealand and Australia and would miss the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL). But he hopes to be fit for the Indian Premier League (IPL) which would begin this year in April.
The incident happened during the ninth over of the New Zealand innings. Lynn had an awkward landing while trying to field at the mid-wicket region. In an attempt to protect his injury-prone left shoulder, he ended up hurting it and he had to be escorted out if the field by the medical staff. Later he was taken to the hospital for scans as his shoulder was put back to place.
One of the front-runners for being the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain, Lynn already had three injuries to his left shoulder.
In a statement, Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris confirmed that Lynn would be able to take part in the PSL.
“His shoulder was able to be put back into place at the ground and he was consequently sent for X-Rays which revealed no major bone injury. At this stage Chris will not travel to the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.”
“He will return to Brisbane to undergo further scans and assessment and from there we will have a better understanding of the ongoing management, along with the return to play timeframes,” he further added.
Late on Wednesday, Lynn said, “I’m disappointed to not go to the Pakistan Super League as planned, but I’ll now focus on rehabilitation and working as hard as I can, with the hope to still take part in the Indian Premier League later this year.”
KKR secured the services of the hard-hitting 27-year-old batsman when they bought him for a whopping Rs 9.6 crore in the IPL auctions last month, making him the costliest Australian in the IPL. If the dashing batsman travels to Kolkata for the IPL, he would receive half his fee. If he is ruled out of the tournament, he wouldn’t receive any payment.