Chris Lynn’s IPL participation in doubt over shoulder injury

Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Chris Lynn’s further participation in the tenth edition of the IPL is in doubt after he suffered a shoulder injury during the game against the Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

The 27-year-old dived forward in an attempt to catch a high ball from Jos Buttler, and on landing hard, immediately grabbed his left shoulder and signalled his dugout to get medical assistance.

While there has been no immediate update on the severity of the injury, given his history of shoulder problems and the reaction to the fall on Sunday, he might be sidelined for a while. If a shoulder dislocation is confirmed, it would be for the third time in 18 months that it has occurred.

Lynn had missed the first half of the 2016-17 season after dislocating the same shoulder in Sri Lanka last year, while his recent BBL stint was cut short due to a neck problem.

The Brisbane Heat have said that they will await further details from the KKR’s medical staff.

“We’ll stay in close contact through this initial process as we get an idea of what the extent of the injury is and what the options are for him,” Brisbane Heat General Manager Andrew McShea was quoted on cricket.com.au.

“It’s unfortunate for Chris to sustain another injury to the shoulder that has troubled him in the past. It’s not the sort of birthday you would wish for, and the best wishes of the club and our fans go out to him.”

Lynn scored a quick-fire 32 against Mumbai on Sunday, after his record-breaking stand with Gautam Gambhir in KKR’s first clash on Friday, where he smashed 93 off just 41 balls.

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