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Tye out for rest of IPL season

Andrew Tye will play no further part in the 2017 Indian Premier League after injuring his shoulder against Mumbai Indians.

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Andrew Tye while playing for Perth Scorchers

Gujarat Lions bowler Andrew Tye has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017 Indian Premier League with a dislocated shoulder.

Tye stands third on the list of IPL wicket-takers having taken 12 at an average of 11.75 with an economy rate of 6.71.

He claimed a hat-trick and a five-wicket haul on his IPL debut but will now be unable to help the Lions improve on their tally of three wins in nine games.

The 30-year-old injured his shoulder fielding on the boundary in Saturday's clash with Mumbai Indians.

"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," Tye said.

"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.

"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. 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."

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