The rest of Chris Lynn's Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign is in doubt after he suffered a shoulder injury on Sunday night (9 April) when Kolkata Knight Riders lost to the Mumbai Indians by four wickets.
Lynn clutched his shoulder while attempting a diving catch to dismiss Mumbai's Jos Buttler. He was immediately attended to by KKR physio Andrew Leipus.
Turning 27 today, it is a huge setback for the Queenslander who not only opened the IPL with 93 runs against the Gujarat Lions, but also suffered his third injury to the same shoulder since the winter of 2014.
Lynn had surgery on the shoulder in 2014, forcing him to miss the start of the 2014-2015 season before dislocating the shoulder again in 2016, causing him to miss the start of another season in the 2016-2017 season.
The Australian, who plays for the Brisbane Heat, also saw his KFC Big Bash League campaign cut short due to a neck problem. Heat general manager Andrew McShea has revealed the BBL club are looking at the extent of the injury following the IPL match.
"We'll stay in close contact through this initial process as we get an idea of what the extent of the injury is and what the options are for him," McShea said, as quoted on ESPN.
"It's unfortunate for Chris to sustain another injury to the shoulder that has troubled him in the past. It's not the sort of birthday you would wish for, and the best wishes of the club and our fans go out to him."
While there is no estimate as to how long Lynn will be out for, the batsman tweeted "Dear Cricket Gods, did I do something wrong?"
The statement by the batsman implies that it could be a serious injury.