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Ashish Nehra of Sunrisers Hyderabad in action during an IPL match between Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on May 10, 2016.IANS

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) received a major blow on Thursday as it was announced that experienced Indian pacer Ashish Nehra had been ruled out for the remainder of IPL 2016. The 37-year-old sustained a hamstring tendon injury.

The injury happened during SRH's previous game in the competition against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Mohali.

"Sunrisers Hyderabad spearhead Ashish Nehra has sustained a significant hamstring tendon injury during the match against Kings XI Punjab on May 15, 2016," Press Trust of India quoted the IPL franchisee as saying in a statement.

"Ashish Nehra is now in consultation with a specialist orthopaedic surgeon for the most appropriate course of treatment to ensure a successful return to competitive cricket. Unfortunately he will play no further part in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad," SRH said.

Nehra has taken nine wickets this season from eight games for SRH this season. Although they lead the table with 16 points and have two more league games to play, the Hyderabad side hasn't yet qualified for the IPL 2016 playoffs. A win in their next game will give them a sure-shot entry into the last four of the tournament.