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Kolkata Knight Riders opener Chris Lynn could be sidelined for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after injuring his left shoulder.
Lynn appeared to dislocate his shoulder when diving for a catch to try and dismiss Mumbai Indians opener Jos Buttler.
Lynn immediately signalled to the dressing room and was tended to by Knight Riders’ physio Andrew Leipus. The Australia batsman was later seen with an ice pack strapped to his shoulder.
After the match, the 26-year-old took to Twitter to voice his frustrations.
This is the third time in less than two years that Lynn has sustained an injury to the same shoulder.
Brisbane Heat general manager, Andrew McShea, confirmed that the franchise are seeking more information about the severity of Lynn’s injury.
The Brisbane native starred for the Heat in the 2016/17 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) as he scored 309 runs, which included three half-centuries, in five matches at an average of 154.50 and a strike-rate of 177.58.
“We’ll stay in close contact through this initial process as we get an idea of what the extent of the injury is and what the options are for him,” McShea said. “It’s unfortunate for Chris to sustain another injury to the shoulder that has troubled him in the past. It’s not the sort of birthday you would wish for, and the best wishes of the club and our fans go out to him.”