IPL-10: Opener Lynn's injury continues to worry KKR

Indo Asian News Service

Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Two days after injuring his left shoulder while diving in the match against Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opening batsman Chris Lynn's further participation in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) remains jeopardised, the KKR medical team said on Tuesday.

"Chris Lynn injured his left shoulder in the second innings of our last match on April 9. This aggravated an old injury, the extent of which still needs to be evaluated," the franchise said.

"KKR medical team will need a few days to properly establish his fitness and availability for the rest of the tournament," the statement added.

Meanwhile, India pacer Umesh Yadav on Tuesday joined KKR's training ahead of their encounter against Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

"Ami KKR... First day with my team training time," Yadav tweeted.

"Umesh Yadav is all geared up to make a thumping start in IPL," KKR posted a working-out picture of the 29-year-old.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore earlier said Yadav would be available for their first home game after missing the first two KKR matches due to right hip and lower back soreness after a hectic home season where he played 12 of the 13 Tests.

Umesh will surely add firepower to KKR's bowling after the two-time IPL champions lost to Mumbai Indians on the road in their last game.

--IANS

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