Australia batsman Chris Lynn will have surgery on his troublesome left shoulder on Monday, according to a report in the Courier Mail. As a consequence, he is likely to be out of action till the end of the year, the paper reported, missing the T20 leagues in the West Indies and Bangladesh, and Australia's proposed ODI tour of India in September-October.
"I have been battling through each tournament and umming and arr-ing at training but the time has come to get it done,'' Lynn told the paper. "I was getting sorer and sorer after training. I am pretty confident I will be back for the Big Bash.
"I was supposed to play in the Caribbean Premier League on Wednesday so I have had to give them the bad news. I will cost myself a bit [having to sacrifice the T20 contracts], but physically and mentally it will mean a lot to get it done."
Lynn injured the same shoulder for the third time in less than two years during this year's IPL, and missed a month of that tournament and later Australia's Champions Trophy campaign as a result. He said he was not sure if surgery could fix all the issues he has had with the shoulder, but would be grateful to have any significant improvement.
"They are pretty confident they can get it right but there is obviously no certainty," he said. "If you hurt something once you are never going to be 100% but I would like to be somewhere near 100%. Right now it is about 50% and declining. If I can get it up to around 90% I would be real happy with that.
"It is so frustrating. You get a roll on but it ends up being two steps forward and three steps back. It is a big decision but the right decision."