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Australia batsman Chris Lynn is likely to be sidelined for the remainder of the year as he will be undergoing shoulder surgery on Monday.
Lynn has injured his left shoulder three times in the last two years, with the most recent occasion being in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
Given the period of time he will be out of action for, Lynn will miss Australia’s scheduled ODI series in India in September-October. He will also be unavailable for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
“I have been battling through each tournament and umming and arr-ing at training but the time has come to get it done,” Lynn told the Courier Mail. “I was getting sorer and sorer after training. I am pretty confident I will be back for the Big Bash.
“I was supposed to play in the Caribbean Premier League on Wednesday so I have had to give them the bad news. I will cost myself a bit [having to sacrifice the T20 contracts], but physically and mentally it will mean a lot to get it done.”
While Lynn is unsure whether going under the knife will completely fix all the problems in his shoulder, he admitted that any improvement would be most welcome.
“They are pretty confident they can get it right but there is obviously no certainty,” he said. “If you hurt something once you are never going to be 100% but I would like to be somewhere near 100%. Right now it is about 50% and declining. If I can get it up to around 90% I would be real happy with that.
“It is so frustrating. You get a roll on but it ends up being two steps forward and three steps back. It is a big decision but the right decision.”