Good chance Lynn will play a role in IPL 2017 again, says KKR coach Jacques Kallis

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Kolkata, April 13: Good news for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) enthusiasts as their star batsman Chris Lynn may play some matches in the latter stages of IPL 2017. [KKR Vs KXIP - Preview]

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The Australian hard-hitting batsman had suffered a very bad injury on his shoulder during KKR's match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday (April 9). [Kallis confirms Lynn may miss rest of IPL]

Chris Lynn (Image courtesy: BCCI)

KKR coach Jacques Kallis, speaking to reporters at Eden Gardens, said: "He has gone for his scan. It's not as bad as we thought.

"Our medical staff is working overtime to see how quickly we can get him ready and if we can get him ready. There is a good chance he will play a role for us this season."

But the former South African cricketer also mentioned that even though they are hopeful about Lynn's situation, there is no specific date of his return.

He added: "It's still too early to assess. We are not going to rush him. When he feels he is ready to play, the medical staff will qualify when there is a possibility of him playing, we will certainly play him when we can."

Earlier on Tuesday (April 11), Kallis had mentioned that Lynn's injury did not look good and it may rule out the player for the rest of the tournament.

But the circumstances now have clearly changed and Kallis' news has definitely raised the hopes of the fans.

Lynn underwent the injury while attempting to take a catch of Mumbai's Jos Buttler in the outfield. He dived for the catch and landed on his shoulder and hurting it in the process.

He was immediately taken off the field and the batsman was seen in pain. Incidentally, he already had an old injury to the same shoulder and Sunday's incident aggravated it.

Kolkata take on Kings XI Punjab in a crucial match 11 encounter on Thursday (April 13) at the Eden Gardens.

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