Updated Friday 23 February 2018
Cricket Australia Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager, Alex Kountouris provided the following update on Brisbane Heat star Chris Lynn today:
“Chris has undergone scans which confirmed some of the expected signs of a shoulder dislocation including bleeding in the joint along with some cartilage and ligament damage.
“After consultation with a specialist, at this stage we have confirmed that Chris does not need to undergo stabilisation surgery on his shoulder.”
“He will now undergo extensive rehabilitation to give us a better idea of how his shoulder will cope with return to normal function, with a view to being available to play in the IPL and the short-form series in the UK in June.
“We will have a better understanding of how possible this will be in a few weeks, once we know how he is responding to the rehabilitation.”
Lynn dislocated his right shoulder after landing awkwardly attempting to field a ball during the ninth over of Wednesday night's T20 tri-series final at Auckland's Eden Park.
The Queenslander was forced to shelve plans to go to Dubai to play in the Pakistan Super League alongside his Brisbane Heat Bash Brother Brendon McCullum at Lahore Qalandars.
The Indian Premier League starts in April with Lynn signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders during the recent IPL player auction.