Australia’s hard-hitting batsman Chris Lynn has been forced to leave Eden Park during Australia’s trans-Tasman tri-series final against New Zealand as he had yet again seemed to be dislocated his troublesome shoulder.
In an ironic sight for fans of Australian cricket, Lynn suffered the blow after an awkward fall during the ninth over of the New Zeland’s innings on Wednesday evening. Fielding at mid-wicket, Lynn ran to his left to stop a ball and reached across his body with his right arm before sliding on the turf.
Oh no. Lynn in the hands of medical staff here after attempting to save a ground ball, holding his troublesome shoulder. Worrying signs for the batting dynamo as he leaves the ground. #NZvAUS
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) February 21, 2018
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Australia’s medical staff examined the shoulder and escorted Lynn from the field, with the batsman holding his right arm in pain. It was later confirmed that he had dislocated his shoulder, but it has been put back in place. He will remain off the field for the remaining period of the game.
Earlier, this summer, Lynn was seen making a conscious effort of not driving on the cricket field following a series of serious injuries to his left shoulder. He returned to the KFC Big Bash League with his club Brisbane Heat ahead of schedule having undergone surgery on his left shoulder over the winter.
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Chris Lynn’s confidence
Lynn earlier in the week said his body was feeling the best it had in recent memory. He said, “These last four games that I’ve played, my confidence has gone through the roof with my physical preparation and intensity out on the field. The start of the series was a bit daunting for me, taking off for running and (knowing) whether I can dive or not. Now every game, I’m getting less apprehensive and more confident.”
Chris Lynn’s injury travails advised him to pass up a state contract this summer with Queensland. He was also forced to pull out of Australia’s recent ODI series against England with a calf injury.