Chris Lynn may miss the IPL 10 remaining matches


In what could be a big blow for Kolkata Knight Riders, star opener Chris Lynn took a bad fall while attempting a catch against Mumbai Indians and was forced to leave the field.
Lynn was later seen having his left arm, and shoulder, protected with a bandage. The same shoulder has been a cause of worry for the big striking right-hander over the years. He had a surgery on the shoulder in 2014 and suffered a dislocation in the following year.
The latest incident occurred in the fourth over of the Mumbai Indians' innings when Lynn ran back from mid off to try and catch a skier off Jos Buttler. The subsequent dive and fall, however, caused Lynn to immediately signal for the physio to come on. He left the field without making an attempt to move the arm.
The nature of this injury is yet to be ascertained but Paul Chapman, the strength and conditioning coach of Brisbane Heat and Mumbai Indians, was there to assist Lynn. The 26-year-old will have his injury monitored by Heat, the team he represents in the Big Bash League.
"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 General Manager Andrew McShea said on Monday (April 10). "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."
Lynn, who started the IPL season with a blistering 41-ball 93 against Gujarat Lions, has already established himself as a key part of KKR's plans and they'd be hoping that this injury doesn't put a spanner in the works.