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IPL: Bad news for Kolkata Knight Riders fans as potential captain Chris Lynn is injured

Lynn was bought for Rs 9.6 crore by the Kolkata Knight Riders at the January auctions

Prabhjeet Singh Sethi 22 February 2018, 7:56 PM
Jacques Kallis has said Lynn is a potential captaincy option for KKR

Jacques Kallis has said Lynn is a potential captaincy option for KKR Image: AFP

Just when we think Chris Lynn is the man to captain Kolkata Knight Riders, he gets injured.

The injury is so impactful that his participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League is doubtful. He dislocated his shoulder in the final of the tri-series final played between England and Australia. "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," Australia's teaam physio Alex Kountouris said.

Lynn was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 9.6 crore at the auctions in January. Now, he's not only doubtful for the PSL but the IPL as well. "I'm disappointed to not go to the Pakistan Super League as planned, but I'll now focus on rehabilitation and working as hard as I can, with the hope to still take part in the Indian Premier League later this year," Lynn said.

This will not only disappoint KKR fans, but also those in the franchise's management. However, this might be good news for Sunil Narine or Robin Uthappa, who are in line to captain the Kolkata Knight Riders.

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