Chris Lynn is again for assessment in regard to his shoulder dislocation. He was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise for Rs.9.6 crore to play for IPL in the current edition. He was prone to shoulder injury during Australia-New Zealand tri-series T20I final on Wednesday.He was unable to play his part with the bat in the 19-run victory against New Zealand due to his injury while diving for the ball at Eden Park.
Lynn was expected to travel to Dubai to play in the Pakistan Super League for Lahore Qalandars. He will travel to Brisbane for medical assessment.
Lynn expressed his hope about all set for playing in the Indian Premier League to represent Kolkata Knight Riders.
Speaking to the Press in Australia, 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.”
The Australian Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: “Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball. His shoulder was able to be put back into place on 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.”
This is another hurdle in the form of injury for Lynn. Earlier in July 2017, he had undergone three surgeries for his left shoulder.
Sources say that if Lynn is able to join the team before IPL and even if he is not able to play one match, he will receive half of his fee but if he was ruled out of the team before the commencement of IPL, he will not receive a single dime. His immediate future will be determined after he undergoes a scan in Brisbane.
This electric batsman was expected to lead the KKR for IPL 2018.