The Kolkata Knight Riders’ Australian big-hitter, Chris Lynn, has picked up a shoulder injury which could rule him out for the rest of IPL 2017.
The 27-year old, who hit a match-winning 41-ball 93 not out against the Gujarat Lions, took an awful fall while attempting a catch in their defeat against Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
The nature of this injury is yet to be confirmed, but Paul Chapman, the strength and conditioning coach of Brisbane Heat and Mumbai Indians, will monitor his injury.
‘We’ll stay in close contact through this initial process as we get an idea of what the extent of the injury is, and what the options are for him,’ said Brisbane Heat general manager Andrew McShea.
‘It’s unfortunate for Chris to sustain another injury to the shoulder that has troubled him in the past. It’s not the sort of birthday you would wish for, and the best wishes of the club and our fans go out to him.’
Th KKR, who are currently second on the standings, will face Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens on Thursday.