Scans to decide Lynn's IPL hopes

Scans to decide Lynn's IPL hopes

Scans to decide Lynn's IPL hopes

Scans this week will decide if explosive batsman Chris Lynn can take up his Indian Premier League contract after he was injured in Australia's Twenty20 tri-series win over New Zealand.

Lynn dislocated his right shoulder while fielding in Australia's 19-run victory over New Zealand in the tournament final in Auckland on Wednesday.

He has been ruled out of the T20 Pakistan Super League, which he was scheduled to join in the United Arab Emirates next week, and is battling to be fit to play for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in April.

The dashing T20 specialist was signed by the KKR in January, making him the costliest Australian at the IPL auction.

"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 Indian Premier League later this year," he said late Wednesday.

"Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball," Australia team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

"His shoulder was able to be put back into place at 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 future.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)