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Lynn Positive Despite Setback

08 January 2018

Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn will take his latest injury setback in his stride as the club prepares for Wednesday night’s important KFC Big Bash League clash with the Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba.

Cricket Australia today confirmed that Lynn would be sidelined for approximately three weeks with a minor calf strain sustained during Friday night’s BBL win by the Heat over the Perth Scorchers.

He will miss the Gillette ODI series against England with the earliest return to play likely to be the Heat’s BBL match against The Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba on 27 January.

Brisbane Heat physiotherapist Martin Love said the decision to keep Lynn from fielding for the rest of the Perth batting innings had been prudent.

“When we met on the weekend, it was apparent a scan was needed and that showed an injury to his left calf.”

“We have reviewed that today with Cricket Australia and have determined a course of action in terms of rehabilitation and return to playing.”

Lynn said while disappointed to have this setback, he was taking a positive approach.

“It is annoying and I’m very disappointed to miss an opportunity with the ODI side, but I know it is minor in the scheme of things.”

“I have been working very hard to get myself right, and the positive thing is that my shoulder is feeling very good.”

“I’ll do the work again and I am confident I will give myself a shot at playing some good cricket again soon.”

The Heat will train tomorrow at the Gabba ahead of Wednesday’s clash with the Hurricanes.

Doggett, in his first season in the BBL, became just the second Heat player to take a five-wicket haul in the competition against the Scorchers on Friday night.

His 5-35 against the Scorchers saw him join former Heat allrounder Dan Christian who took 5-26 for against the Sydney Thunder in 2012.

Christian will be a key member of the Hurricanes squad that is chasing wins to move into top four contention.

Hobart contain several players with strong Gabba connections including former Bulls leg-spinner Cameron Boyce and ex-Heat players Christian, Ben McDermott and Simon Milenko.

Tickets are still available from for the match which starts at 6.40pm.

The Heat squad will be released tomorrow.

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