Ipl 2018: Australia explosive batsman Chris Lynn will not need shoulder surgery
Australian destructive batsman suffered yet another injury setback on Wednesday after he dived to stop a ball from going towards boundary in the T20I tri-series final against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland. The 27-year old, who earlier had a surgery in his left shoulder, dislocated his right shoulder after he tried to reach the ball with his right arm to protect his left shoulder, but jarred the arm on the surface. Later it was confirmed that Lynn’s right shoulder had popped out of the socket.
But the right-hand batsman can now take respite from the fact that he will not longer have to undergo another surgery on the right shoulder After injuring his shoulder, Lynn had subsequently withdrawn from the Pakistan Super League. However, he is now hopeful of playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, commencing from April 7. The Queensland batsman is expected to start rehabilitation on his shoulder once the joint settles down.
Lynn was fielding at mid-wicket when he put in a dive (to his left) to stop a boundary off Ross Taylor. However, he slid awkwardly causing damage to his right shoulder. He clutched his shoulder in pain before the medical staff rushed him off the field to assess the injury.
Incidentally, the hard hitting batsman had suffered a shoulder injury while attempting to pouch a catch during Knight Riders’ game against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2017.
According to Lynn’s manager Stephen Atkinson, the doctors have given him a positive result. “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,” Atkinson was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
Lynn, who was bought for Rs 9.5 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders, also played for the same franchise but missed out on a few matches after suffering a shoulder injury while attempting to pouch a catch during Knight Riders’ game against Mumbai Indians. In In 12 IPL matches, he has scored 384 runs at an average of 38.4 and a whopping strike rate of 158.02. He played for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League 2017 in December, and compiled 136 runs at an average of over 45.]]>