A couple of days back, Australia’s hard-hitting batsman Chris Lynn dislocated his right shoulder in Australia‘s T20 tri-series win over New Zealand. Scans this week will decide if he can take part in the cash-rich IPL 2018 or not. Lynn injured his right shoulder while fielding in Australia’s 19-run victory over New Zealand in the tournament final in Auckland on Wednesday.
Lynn has been ruled out of PSL 2018, which he was scheduled to join in the United Arab Emirates next week, and is trying his best to be fit to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL in April 2018.
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The flamboyant T20 specialist was bought by the KKR in a $1.5 million deal in the IPL auctions in January, making him the most expensive Australian at the IPL auction. Talking about him missing the PSL, Chris 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 IPL later this year.”
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Recent reports suggested that, if Lynn, who has a history of shoulder trouble, lands in Kolkata but does not play a match he would receive half his fee. But if he is ruled out before the tournament he will not be paid anything.
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Describing his injury in a statement, Australia team 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.”
Lynn will undergo further scans in Brisbane, which will determine his immediate playing in future.