Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Queensland Batsman Shouldering Injury Burden

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Queensland Batsman Shouldering Injury Burden

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CRICKET: Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn has admitted the "worst-case scenario" of season-ending shoulder surgery was still an option.

The 26-year-old dislocated his left shoulder at training on the eve of Queensland's Matador Cup campaign, shortly after being anointed the Bulls' captain for the 50-over tournament.

Lynn, who said he didn't want to take the field at less than 100% fitness, added while batting should be okay once he recovered, having full mobility in the field was the great unknown.

"I think batting will be all right, but it'll be quite sore. And there are more components to the game than batting," he said.

"I've got to be able to throw and move around in the field, especially for Twenty20.

"So I'll see where I'm at in a couple of weeks, and if it's not coming good with the bat then I might have to look at the second option, which is the worst-case scenario in surgery."

Lynn (pictured) admitted luck wasn't on his side, suffering the injury at the worst possible time of his blossoming career. …

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