After injuring himself in the game against Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions’ Andrew Tye has been ruled out of IPL 2017 with a dislocated shoulder. The 30-year-old Australian fast bowler injured himself while trying to save a boundary off the bowling of Suresh Raina and was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Tye, who is the leading wicket-taker for the Lions in this year’s tournament was immediately taken to the hospital and his tournament has come to an unfortunate end with his shoulder injury.
In a media release, Tye said: “The shoulder popped out of the socket and remained out for a while. 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.”
After picking up a five-wicket haul which included a hat-trick on debut for the side, Tye has quickly become a fan favorite and expressed his gratitude to both the team and the fans for making his stay memorable.
“Unfortunately this is the end of the tournament for me,” Tye added. “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. The messages of support and good wishes I have got from everyone 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.”
Gujarat Lions spokesperson said, "Losing a match-winner like Andrew Tye is a huge blow to the team, especially at such a crucial juncture in the tournament. We, at Gujarat Lions, wish Andrew a speedy recovery and thank him for his contributions to the team."