Chris Lynn, the T20 superstar, dislocated his right shoulder after attempting a dive during the ninth over of the New Zealand innings in the tri-series final on Wednesday (February 21), and left the field immediately to undergo scans.
Lynn was fielding at mid-wicket when he threw himself (to his left) to prevent a boundary off Ross Taylor, and while doing so he slid awkwardly causing damage to his right shoulder. He clutched his shoulder instantly, and grimaced in pain before the medical staff rushed him off the field to determine the severity of the injury.
Cricket Australia’s support staff later confirmed that the 27-year old had popped his right shoulder out and will remain off the field for the rest of the innings. Lynn was sent for scans following a thorough examination by the medical staff and any news regarding his availability will be revealed soon.
Lynn was later seen sporting a shoulder brace during the rain break while all his teammates swarmed around to check on him. The Brisbane Heat sensation made a conscious effort throughout the summer to not do anything extravagant with his shoulder having nursed several injuries in the past and has had his left shoulder operated thrice already.
During the 2017 IPL, Lynn injured his left shoulder and missed the majority of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) games that season. Various T20 teams around the globe will be sweating about the results of the scans as Lynn’s impact with the bat is counted to be massive and his nonchalant six-hitting prowess is second to none.
Lynn is set to miss the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League, but is hoping to recover and be fit for the IPL.
“Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball,” Alex Kountouris, team physiotherapist, said. “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.”