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Blow to Gujarat Lions, Andrew Tye rulled out of IPL 2017 due to shoulder injury

Tye Sustained The Injury Last Night When He Dived To Stopa Boundary At Deep Square Leg During Their IPL Match Against Mumbai Indians.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Apr 2017, 08:54:48 PM
Andrew Tye rulled out of IPL 2017 due to shoulder injury


Andrew tye who is best known as the all-rounder of Gujarat has been ruled out for the remainder of the IPL with a dislocated shoulder.

Tye sustained the injury last night when he dived to stopa boundary at deep square leg during their IPL match against Mumbai Indians.

"Tye, who claimed a hattrick and a five-wicket haul on his IPL debut, for Gujarat Lions this year, dislocated his left shoulder while fielding at the boundary during the match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. He was rushed to the hospital," an official release said.

Tye, who had taken 12 wickets in six IPL matches, said: "The shoulder popped out of the socket and remained out for awhile.They put it back in at the hospital. The extent of the damage is still unknown. I will be flying home in the next couple of days to figure that out."

"And as for the recovery time, I am not too sure at the moment, but hopefully it's not too long."

While gutted that his dream run in the IPL has been cutshort by the unfortunate injury, Tye expressed his gratitudeto the team for giving him the opportunity to showcase his skills.

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"Unfortunately this is the end of the tournament for me. As heartbreaking as it is, I have enjoyed my time here. The people at Gujarat Lions have looked after me well. The fans have been unbelievable," he said.

"The message of support and good wishes I have got fromeveryone have been overwhelming. All I can say is, thanks to the fans and the franchise for giving me this opportunity and hopefully I will be back in the IPL next year."

Expressing dismay at the loss, a Gujarat Lions spokes person said: "Losing a match-winner like Andrew Tye is a huge blow to the team, expecially at such a crucial juncture in the tournament. "We, at Gujarat Lions, wish him a speedy recovery", the release added.

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After waiting on the fringes for 34 matches, the Australian all rounder returned with best bowling figures of 5-17, including a hattrick, in his first IPl game, against Rising Pune Supergiant.

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First Published : 30 Apr 2017, 08:32:00 PM