IPL 10: Chris Lynn injury not as bad as we thought, says Jacques Kallis
"We are not going to rush him. We will see when he feels he’s ready to play," says Kallis.
Published - Apr 12, 2017 11:19 pm | Updated - Apr 12, 2017 11:45 pm
The Kolkata Knight Riders camp got a severe blow during their second game this season. It was during their match against the Mumbai Indians when their star player Chris Lynn ended up injuring his shoulder. The shoulder injury saw him walk off the field. Also, there were dark clouds over his participation in the remainder of the tournament. However, the recent reports suggest that there might not be too much to worry.
Kolkata Knight Riders team head coach Jacques Kallis noted that the injury is not as severe as it was earlier thought to be. Adding further, as per the quotes in the Indian Express, Kallis said that the medical team is closely monitoring his progress. They hope to see more from Chris Lynn this season.
“It’s not as bad as we thought. Our medical staff is working overtime to see how quickly we can get him ready. Good chance that he will still play a role in this season for us,” quoted the KKR coach.
The former South African cricketer also cited that it is too early to say anything about the injury at the moment. As soon as the medical staff gives a green signal on his fitness, Lynn will be back to business for the Knights. “Look it’s too early to assess. We are not going to rush him. We will see when he feels he’s ready to play. When our medical staff assess that he has the possibility of playing we will certainly play him when we can,” note Kallis.
Chris Lynn had lit up the season for KKR when he was promoted up the order to open the innings with Gautam Gambhir. He had stitched an unbeaten 184 run stand with the KKR skipper that saw the Knights get off the mark with a 10 wicket win over the Gujarat Lions.