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Heat Seek Lynn Update

10 April 2017

Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn will undergo assessment in the next 24 hours to determine the extent of an injury to his left shoulder suffered during the Indian Premier League overnight.

Lynn was playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Mumbai Indians, his second match so far in this year’s IPL, when he suffered an injury to his left shoulder while fielding.

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 this morning.

KKR physiotherapist Andrew Leipus, originally from Adelaide and an experienced international practitioner, will consult later today 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.

“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 was the BBL player of the year for the second season in a row in 2016-17 as well as making his Australian One Day International debut during the season.

He started the IPL with a bang, hitting 93 not out from 41 balls in the Knight Riders’ opening win of the season, and producing 32 off 24 balls last night.

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