Chris Lynn’s hopes to play for IPL are alive. He came to know that his shoulder injury does not need a surgery.This electrifying batsman was injured during the T20 finale against New Zealand on Wednesday night while diving for the ball.
This player has undergone a scan at Brisbane and he was told by the doctors that the ligaments and Cartilage were damaged but the player does not need a surgery on his shoulder.
Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: “After consultation with a specialist, at this stage, we have confirmed that Chris does not need to undergo stabilization surgery on his shoulder,”He will now undergo extensive rehabilitation to give us a better idea of how his shoulder will cope with the 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.
“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.”
Lynn was sold out for around Rs.9.6 crore to represent the Kolkata Knight Riders team. He was informed that he would be paid only if he plays a match. If he was dropped before the commencement of the series, he would get nothing.
This Australian player had to miss out the Pakistan Super League. He would be paid half of the fee if he lands in India and will get the full amount only if he plays at least one game.
His shoulder was hurt badly following the game on Wednesday and was suffering a series of injuries and a calf issue that hurdled his chances of playing in the ODI series earlier this year.
Chris Lynn is expected to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the IPL 2018 on account of Gautam Gambhir returning to his home team, Delhi Dare Devils.