Chris Lynn may miss rest of IPL 2017 season, says Kolkata Knight Riders coach Jacques Kallis
India pacer Umesh Yadav on Tuesday joined KKR`s training ahead of their encounter against Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
New Delhi: Two days after injuring his left shoulder while diving in the match against Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opening batsman Chris Lynn`s further participation in this year`s Indian Premier League (IPL) remains jeopardised, the KKR medical team and coach Jacques Kallis confirmed on Tuesday.
KKR CEO also tweeted, informing fans about the progress report of the Aussie star.
Kallis revealed that Lynn will need a substantial period of rest, which might mean the end of his participation in the tournament. In his column for Times of India, the South African wrote, “We are awaiting the results of the scans to Chris Lynn's shoulder which he dislocated on the field. It is a notoriously difficult area of the body to heal, so these are nervous times.
“He will undoubtedly need a substantial period of rest, and may even miss the rest of the tournament, which would be desperately disappointing for him and our fans after seeing what he is capable of doing during the first two games.”
"Chris Lynn injured his left shoulder in the second innings of our last match on April 9. This aggravated an old injury, the extent of which still needs to be evaluated," KKR spokesperson said.
"KKR medical team will need a few days to properly establish his fitness and availability for the rest of the tournament," the statement added.
Meanwhile, India pacer Umesh Yadav on Tuesday joined KKR`s training ahead of their encounter against Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
"Ami KKR... First day with my team training time," Yadav tweeted.
"Umesh Yadav is all geared up to make a thumping start in IPL," KKR posted a working-out picture of the 29-year-old.
KKR CEO Venky Mysore earlier said Yadav would be available for their first home game after missing the first two KKR matches due to right hip and lower back soreness after a hectic home season where he played 12 of the 13 Tests.
Umesh will surely add firepower to KKR`s bowling after the two-time IPL champions lost to Mumbai Indians on the road in their last game.
(With IANS inputs)