Australia news July 30, 2014

Injured Lynn to miss first half of season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland batsman Chris Lynn will miss the first half of the domestic season after having surgery on his injured shoulder on Tuesday. Lynn had an operation to repair a rotator cuff injury to his left shoulder, which had caused him problems for some time and was aggravated during his recent stint playing with Australia A.

As a result, he will miss the entire domestic one-day competition and the start of the Sheffield Shield campaign, and is targeting a comeback around the start of the BBL in December. The injury is a blow to Queensland given that Lynn was their second leading run scorer in the Ryobi Cup last summer and helped the Bulls to the title.

"There's never a good time to be injured but the goal is to be ready in time for the BBL if all goes to plan," Lynn said. "The surgeon was happy with how things went and the Queensland medical staff are pleased it all seems to have gone to plan.

"I'm pretty sore at the moment, and having spoken to a few people who have been down the same road, I know that there is plenty of hard work ahead. But I'm confident I will be up to getting back to full fitness and playing some good cricket for Queensland and the Heat in the second half of the season."

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  • Andrew on August 2, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    Injuries have really stuffed his career. He was blossoming about 4 seasons ago, fairly sure he has a knee, wrist, finger, ah groin, and now shoulder injuries. Not sure if i have the timeline right, but i think Lynn was picked to go on a tour of Zim about 4 yrs ago, had an injured wrist, couldnt go, and Warner established himself as a Test candidate.

  • Dummy4 on July 30, 2014, 13:29 GMT

    Hopefully not too big of a set back for him, I really rate this bloke, future no.4 in the test team in my opinion. Hope he is back to full fitness and making runs soon!

  • Shashank on July 30, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    What is this happening. Players are getting injured one after another. Harris, Pattinson & now Lynn undergoes surgery. God saves us from these kinda surgeries. After a month a very busy schedule is in front of us throughout the year & then W-Cup is coming in next 6 months. We have to do something very quickly so no more injuries will happen in future.

  • kieran on July 30, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    A shame for Lynn, I was looking forward to seeing him improve on his impressive form from last season. I definitely consider him a long-term prospect for the middle order in any/all formats. At least this explains his recent Aus A form.

  • Aaron on July 30, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    That's really unfortunate. I like his batting a lot, you could tell in the Big Bash that he thinks about where he can target to score his runs, and has the ability to execute those ideas. There's a couple of batsmen in the test team, in particular Watto, who could learn a bit about how to manipulate the field and target weaknesses from Lynn.

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