CRICKET: Brisbane Heat and Australia batsman Chris Lynn will spend his 26th birthday having assessments on the extent of an injury to his left shoulder after damaging it fielding in the Indian Premier League overnight.
Lynn was playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Mumbai Indians when he hurts his shouldere diving to stop a ball in the field
Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls strength and conditioning coach Paul Chapman was at the match in his role with Mumbai and he and Lynn have been in touch with Heat medical and high performance staff.
KKR physiotherapist Andrew Leipus, originally from Adelaide and an experienced international practitioner, will consult later Monday with the Heat.
Brisbane Heat general manager Andrew McShea said the club was confident Lynn was in excellent hands with the Knight Riders.
"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," he said.
"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 was the Big Bash League player of the year for the second season in a row in 2016-17 was playing his second IPL game of the season after hitting 93 not out from 41 balls in the Knight Riders' opening win of the season.
He scored 32 off 24 balls before the injury but the Knight Riders went on to lose against the Indians by four wickets
Lynn has a history of shoulder and back problems.
He missed the 2015 and 2016 Matador Cups after dislocating his left shoulder on two separate occasions and also had surgery on that shoulder in 2014.
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