Chris Lynn ruled out of PSL after shoulder dislocation

Chris Lynn ruled out of PSL after shoulder dislocation

Lynn is expected to be fit for IPL 2018.

Lynn will miss PSL 2018 starting from February 22 in Dubai. (Cricket Australia)

Chris Lynn who survived a shoulder injury while fielding in the tri-series final  against New Zealand at Auckland has now been ruled out of the upcoming edition of the PSL 2018 starting February 22. 

Lynn further has been advised for further medical assessment after he suffered yet another shoulder injury in Auckland on Wednesday night.The hard-hitting right-hander has been ruled out of the upcoming Pakistan Super League but is still hopeful of playing in the Indian Premier League later this year.

Lynn dislocated his shoulder in an attempt to save a run inside the 30-meter circle. A tumble on his right shoulder aggravated his injury and resulted in an eventual dislocation of his right shoulder. 

Fielding at mid-wicket, Lynn sprinted to his left to stop a ball and reached across his body with his right arm before appearing to jar it on the turf.

Australia's medical staff inspected the damage and escorted Lynn from the field, with the batsman clutching his right arm in pain.

It was later confirmed that Lynn had popped his right shoulder out. While the medical staff was able to put it back in place, he was sent for scans and later emerged with his arm in a sling.

"Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball," said Bupa Support Team Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

"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" the Australian physio further added. 

Lynn expressed his disappointment on missing out on PSL. However, he spoke about his chances of playing the next edition of the Indian Premier League and hopefully leading KKR for the season.

"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," concluded the Australian T20 dynamite. 


By Anshuman Roy - 21 Feb, 2018

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