Lynn to miss IPL?

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Chris Lynn: “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”

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Australia batsman Chris Lynn is back on the sidelines after dislocating his right shoulder during the T20 tri-series against New Zealand in Auckland on Wednesday.

Lynn had his shoulder put back in place by medical staff and the injury he sustained was on his right shoulder rather than the left, which he had surgically repaired in July.

While Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris revealed that scans did not show any serious injury, he confirmed that the 27-year-old will miss the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he was supposed to represent the Lahore Qalandars.

“Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball,” Kountouris was quoted as saying by the ICC website. “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.

“He will return to Brisbane to undergo further scans and assessment and from there we will have a better understanding of the ongoing management, along with the return-to-play timeframes.”

Lynn admitted that he was disappointed to have been ruled out of the PSL, but insisted that he will do everything in his power to be fit for the Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins on April 7.

Should he be declared fit, Lynn will once again represent the Kolkata Knight Riders after the franchise bought him for INR 9.6 crores at the IPL auction last month.

“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.

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