IPL 2018: Injured Chris Lynn doesn’t need surgery, Hopes alive for KKR

Australia cricketer and Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) hot signing for IPL 2018, Chris Lynn, had injured himself nasty during the Trans-Tasman T20 Tri-series final against New Zealand in Auckland. During the 9th over of New Zealand’s innings, Lynn dislocated his shoulder while diving to stop the ball on mid-wicket. He was assisted by the physios and medical staff off the ground, and it was later confirmed, that there had been no bone injury, and so Lynn would not need a surgery.

Chris Lynn doesn’t need surgery, hopes alive for IPL 2018 and KKR

Just as the Australia cricketer had injured himself, speculations had started to storm all across the world cricket circles, that Chris Lynn might not be able to feature in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL 2018), and the upcoming Indian Premier League season, IPL 2018, as he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in IPL 2018 auctions earlier this year.

However, it was later suggested by the Queensland batsman’s manager Stephen Atkinson, and Chris Lynn himself, that although it was certain that he would miss the Pakistan Super League, the Kangaroo cricketer was going to try to his full potential to recover on time for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) campaign for the Shahrukh Khan-owned KKR. As reported by Cricbuzz, Chris Lynn’s manager 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.”Speaking right after the T20 tri-series final between Australia and New Zealand, Chris Lynn had said, as reported by Cricket Australia,“I’m disappointed to not go to the Pakistan Super League as planned (this week), 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.”

Chris Lynn has a history of shoulder injuries

The Australian batsman has a rather sad history of shoulder and body injuries, and has suffered from the same in the previous seasons of the Indian Premier League also. The middle-order batsman, while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2017 season, had sustained a shoulder in a similar fashion, going for a catch against Mumbai Indians.
However, Chris Lynn recovered soon after the incident and in time for the Big Bash League 2017 campaign for Brisbane Heat, compiling 136 runs at an average of 45+. It was then, that the Queensland cricketer was selected for the Trans-Tasman T20I tri-series, involving England and New Zealand, in the final of which, he again suffered a similar fate, opening a fresh lot of speculations surrounding Chris Lynn’s appearance for KKR in IPL 2018.


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