Lynn's injury to be evaluated

If Lynn’s injury is a major area of concern for the Kolkata Knight Riders, it also has something to cheer about. Taking a break after India’s series against Australia, medium-pacer Umesh Yadav joined the side on Tuesday.

Chris Lynn has suffered similar injuries in the past. The batsman had dislocated his left shoulder in Sri Lanka last year, after previously doing so in 2015.   -  Vivek Bendre

The uncertainty over Chris Lynn’s participation in the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) continues. After the Queensland batsman underwent an MRI scan on Monday, following a shoulder injury, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) management has made it clear that a final call on Lynn will be taken only after a complete evaluation of the problem.

A statement issued by the franchise on Tuesday, said, “Chris Lynn injured his left shoulder in the second innings of our last match on April 9. This aggravated an old injury. The KKR medical team will need a few days to properly establish his fitness and availability for the rest of the tournament.”

On Monday, Sportstar was the first to report that Lynn would be missing the Knights’ next two games against Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Lynn, who suffered the injury attempting a difficult catch of Jos Buttler during KKR's game against the Mumbai Indians on Sunday, had suffered similar injuries in the past. The batsman had dislocated his left shoulder in Sri Lanka last year, after previously doing so in 2015.

But then, if Lynn’s injury is a major area of concern for the KKR, it also has something to cheer about. After taking a break at the conclusion of India’s series against Australia, medium-pacer Umesh Yadav joined the KKR side in Kolkata on Tuesday, to bolster its bowling attack. Happy to be back with the franchise, the bowler took to Twitter to express his thoughts. “Ami KKR... First day with my team training time,” Yadav tweeted, after joining the side.

Yadav was India’s third highest wicket-taker in the Australia series, behind Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Indicating that he has recovered from a right hip and lower back soreness, which forced him to miss KKR’s first two games, Yadav hit the practice arena with his team-mates.