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Chris Lynn could be ruled out for the entire Australian summer as he could need seven months to recover after undergoing shoulder surgery on Monday.
As a result, the Australian batsman is highly likely to miss the Big Bash League (BBL), which would be a big blow for the Brisbane Heat 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 in the 2016/17 edition of the tournament.
“We’ll obviously do what is necessary to assist him in his recovery and keep him involved as we get closer to this season’s BBL,” Heat general manager Andrew McShea said. “The time frames with this sort of injury aren’t always hard and fast and so we’ll avoid putting any unnecessary pressure or expectations on Chris as he recovers.”
Lynn opted to go under the knife as he has injured his left shoulder on three occasions in the last two years. The most recent injury he suffered came when he was representing the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Indian Premier League (IPL).