Australia’s hard-hitting Twenty20 batsman Chris Lynn has some good news after dislocating his shoulder, as the current reports suggest that he doesn’t need any surgery. It will surely boost his chance of featuring in the upcoming season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the auctions held last month.
Lynn consulted with professionals in Brisbane this week to evaluate the condition of his right shoulder which was dislocated when he fell awkwardly during a match between Australia and New Zealand in a T20 tri-series final in Auckland on Wednesday.
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Describing the results of all the examinations of his shoulders, talking to Brisbane’s Courier-Mail, Lynn’s manager Stephen Atkinson said, “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.”
Lynn’s latest setback follows a succession of serious shoulder injuries. He reportedly has some minor nerve soreness around the joint that is under treatment and will start rehabilitation work on the shoulder as soon as that settles down.
Chris Lynn’s IPL contract at stake
Although Lynn, has withdrawn from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 20118 which started in the United Arab Emirates this week, he is hopeful of joining the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in the first week in April.
If Lynn withdraws from the IPL without traveling to India he will forfeit his USD 1.5 million contract, the highest contract for an Australian cricketer for this year’s cash-rich tournament. If he joins the team but be ruled out without playing a game, he will receive half of his fee. If he plays even a single game, he will get the full amount.
The in-demand Lynn has played 12 IPL matches, including seven last season when he averaged around 50 for the Knight Riders at a sizzling strike rate of around 180.