Chris Lynn © Getty Images
Chris Lynn © Getty Images

Again a shoulder dislocation, once again Chris Lynn under spotlight. This time Lynn is all set to miss out Pakistan Super League (PSL)  after dislocating his shoulder during the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series final against New Zealand. An attempted dive at mid wicket prompted Lynn to go off the field during the ninth over of New Zealand innings. Lynn, of course, did not return to the field thereafter.

Lynn was to travel Dubai to play the first match for Lahore Qalandars against Multan Sultans on Friday. However, Lynn’s return seems to be doubtful as per the current scenario. Lynn had mentioned earlier that he would avoid diving in the field to prevent aggravating his shoulder problem.

Australia’s physio, Alex Kountouris, gave an update on Lynn’s shoulder injury to ESPNcricinfo: “Chris dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly on it when fielding the ball. 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 return-to-play timeframes.”

Another franchise who would be hoping for Lynn’s speedy recovery are Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Lynn was eager to take up the captaincy duties for the franchise after Jacques Kallis had mentioned him as one of the contenders for the role.