IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders Sweating Over Chris Lynn's Injury

Kolkata Knight Riders coach Jacques Kallis has confirmed that star Australian batsman Chris Lynn may miss the rest of IPL 2017 due to his shoulder injury.

Lynn's left shoulder has proven consistently troublesome, this being the third time he has injured it in the last two years.

This was a poignant message by Kolkata Knight Rider's opener Lynn after his nasty fall while attempting a catch in the deep in the match against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday night.

The extent of injury is yet to be known. In his column for Times of India, he wrote, "We are awaiting the results of the scans to Chris Lynn's shoulder which he dislocated on the field".

Lynn sustained the injury when he dived forward in an effort to claim an outfield catch to dismiss England batsman Jos Buttler off a Chris Woakes delevery.

He was attended to by KKR physio Andrew Leipus and was later seen with an ice-pack strapped to his shoulder.

"Dear Cricket Gods, Did I do something wrong?" read the tweet, leading to speculations that his season was all over. "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", Heat manager Andrew McShea said.

"It's unfortunate for Chris to sustain another injury to the shoulder that has troubled him in the past".

This comes after a stellar edition of the Big Bash League for the Brisbane Heat.

This is Lynn's third injury to the same shoulder in less than two years, and sources in the Kolkata franchise indicate that considering the seriousness of the injury, the team management has chose to restrategise.

  • Stacy Allen