New Zealand news March 30, 2013

Ryder out of induced coma, on road to recovery

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Jesse Ryder is out of his induced coma and has begun talking again as he embarks upon the long and arduous road towards a full recovery from his assault in Christchurch on Wednesday night.

Ryder's manager Aaron Klee said the New Zealand batsman was also now breathing without the assistance of a ventilator, though he is still battling the effects of his coma and the drugs used to aid his fight against serious head and lung injuries.

"Jesse's condition has improved to the extent that he is now out of the induced coma and off the ventilator," Klee said in Christchurch. "Jesse is awake and talking to us, but he is obviously still working through the immediate effects from being in the coma and the drugs the medical team have been using.

"Naturally we are thrilled with this progress. This is only the start of the recovery process for Jesse and there is still a big battle ahead to full health, but the progress is positive. Again the family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to everyone for their messages of support and love. They mean a lot and will help Jesse no end in his journey ahead."

Klee said that Ryder had no recollection of the events that left him in hospital, his last memory of the day being his dismissal for a duck during the Wellington Firebirds' season ending loss to Canterbury in the afternoon.

"It's not like it is in the movies where they wake up peacefully and they give everyone a big hug. It takes a while, there's a lot of confusion and he's dazed," Klee said. ''[But] he knows where he is, he knows what's happened and he knows I'm here now talking to you. It's leaps and bounds from 24 hours ago.

"He's still got quite serious lung injuries and they're keeping an eye on that because there's a lot that potentially can go wrong with the lungs, so monitoring that very closely but at this stage they don't need to support his breathing, which is a great milestone.

"It was great to have him order us around again."

Ryder had gone with teammates to Aikmans Bar in Merivale where around 12.30am, while making his way to join other Wellingston players at a nearby McDonalds, he had been attacked twice in the space of a few minutes, suffering heavy blows to the head and chest that left him with a skull fracture and a collapsed lung.

Police have arrested two men in connection with the assaults, a 20-year-old Christchurch resident and a 37-year-old relative who was visiting the city. They have been bailed to appear in the Christchurch District Court court on Thursday, April 4.

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  • on March 30, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    My thoughts are with you & your family, Jesse. I know what its like to be beaten-up, so I have a glimmer of understanding. Don't give up. Hopefully, you'll be fit for next season. With very best wishes from Hugh Oxburgh (an English cricket fan)

  • on March 31, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    welcome back and i hope and pray u recover faster and start playing cricket again with full fitness

  • Pathiyal on March 31, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    some good news at last, Jesse, we want to see you in the field soon.

  • HeartBreakingKid on March 31, 2013, 4:18 GMT

    Thank god! Jessy u ll recover soooooooon man;-)

  • on March 31, 2013, 3:40 GMT

    May GOD Bless you & help you to recover well.. Be strong & positive. Hope to see u back in action soon.

  • nuekboi on March 31, 2013, 3:20 GMT

    Really hoping this injury won't affect his career and he'll keep playing for NZ

  • maddy20 on March 31, 2013, 1:35 GMT

    Awesome! I was really worried about his head injury since its a skull fracture, but boy is this good news! Wishing the man a speedy recovery.

  • Surajdon9 on March 30, 2013, 23:27 GMT

    Good news Very Good news.Really happy to knew that have a Speedy recovery Jesse!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 23:11 GMT

    Here's hoping you have a speedy recovery Jesse - cricket will be the poorer for your absence but look forward to seeing you back, fully fit again, smashing the bowling to all corners of the ground.

    From an England fan

  • bestway_forward on March 30, 2013, 22:50 GMT

    Great News!! Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery, Jesse!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    My thoughts are with you & your family, Jesse. I know what its like to be beaten-up, so I have a glimmer of understanding. Don't give up. Hopefully, you'll be fit for next season. With very best wishes from Hugh Oxburgh (an English cricket fan)

  • on March 31, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    welcome back and i hope and pray u recover faster and start playing cricket again with full fitness

  • Pathiyal on March 31, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    some good news at last, Jesse, we want to see you in the field soon.

  • HeartBreakingKid on March 31, 2013, 4:18 GMT

    Thank god! Jessy u ll recover soooooooon man;-)

  • on March 31, 2013, 3:40 GMT

    May GOD Bless you & help you to recover well.. Be strong & positive. Hope to see u back in action soon.

  • nuekboi on March 31, 2013, 3:20 GMT

    Really hoping this injury won't affect his career and he'll keep playing for NZ

  • maddy20 on March 31, 2013, 1:35 GMT

    Awesome! I was really worried about his head injury since its a skull fracture, but boy is this good news! Wishing the man a speedy recovery.

  • Surajdon9 on March 30, 2013, 23:27 GMT

    Good news Very Good news.Really happy to knew that have a Speedy recovery Jesse!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 23:11 GMT

    Here's hoping you have a speedy recovery Jesse - cricket will be the poorer for your absence but look forward to seeing you back, fully fit again, smashing the bowling to all corners of the ground.

    From an England fan

  • bestway_forward on March 30, 2013, 22:50 GMT

    Great News!! Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery, Jesse!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    Wishing you a speedy recovery...come back soon..

  • raashid.faiyaz on March 30, 2013, 19:32 GMT

    That's good news. Wishing Jesse a speedy recovery and good health.

  • on March 30, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    wanna see ryder in action again ... he will be back in months he is fighter.. god bless u jessy..

  • on March 30, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    Big Fan of you Jesse, Sadly Some of your best innings have been against India.. :-)....Recover Soon and Get back In international cricket. It is poorer without you

  • NishathP on March 30, 2013, 17:23 GMT

    Fantastic news to start my day.

  • sweetspot on March 30, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    Cheers and prayers Jesse! Come back soon and entertain us!

  • on March 30, 2013, 16:43 GMT

    Great to see you out of coma.Hopefully you will be fully fit soon and serve your nation whole heartedly as you do.All the best Jesse.May God bless you.

  • soumyas on March 30, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    good news... wish u a speedy recovery. get back to NZ side ASAP ... u r a dynamic character.

  • on March 30, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    Happy to know he is talking ..may God will give him enough strength to overcome side effects.. get well soon

  • on March 30, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    My prayers are always with you Jessy..hope you recover soon enough to play in IPL.. a fan from India..

  • on March 30, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    Wishing him a speedy recovery. Put him in Gods Hands

  • ilovusenthil on March 30, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    Thats a very good news. Last few days are the only times I worried to open cricinfo. Happy for Jessy and his family!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    Thank god Jesse is out of coma.....wishing him fast recovery. Jesse, I want to see you play for NZ. Good Luck my friend. Jerry, Canada

  • gudolerhum on March 30, 2013, 14:36 GMT

    Thank God for this progress, praying that Jesse will recover fully and be able to resume his career. It will be a battle but he has fought others and has the determination. Wishing him well during this very difficult period.

  • on March 30, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    Good. our prayers are with you allways Jesse-sri lankan

  • lebigfella on March 30, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Jesse, great news that things are progressing. Here's to a successful recovery back to full fitness & hopefully the game. All in the UK

  • HumzaRafaqat on March 30, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    Great News and hoping for speedy recovery as we want to see him play again sooooooooooooon.

  • on March 30, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    Sounds good. I hope he fully recovers soon and is able to resume normal life. Here is wishing him a happy healthy and long life.

  • on March 30, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    Jessy wish you a good health ASAP ...

  • on March 30, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    Not many of us get to watch him play, and I was so looking forward to see him in action at the IPL. Talent in every sense of the word, if only he could get it all together. Good luck mate! Hope to see you back on the International cricket scene soon

  • jplterrors on March 30, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Great news Jesse first step 2 seeing him blugeoning Intl attacks all over the park!

  • Amit_4_Sachin on March 30, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    I'm so happy for him. Wish him a speedy recovery and looking forward to watching him smash the bowlers again.

  • S.Shaikh on March 30, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    Great news!!! our prayers are with you Jesse, you will recover and be back in action soon, no doubt about it.

  • Surajrises on March 30, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    This is so good to hear that Jesse is out of COMA. Now he needs to get back to full recovery ASAP so that he makes it into International Cricket very soon...

  • PrasPunter on March 30, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    Fantastic news !! Wishing Jesse the very best !! My best prayers are with him and his family !!

  • srajesh1989 on March 30, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    great news really and I hope a speedy recovery and all happy for him.....☻

  • on March 30, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    jesse u are one of the best batsman(in terms of scoring fast) around i remember ur century against us(india) awesome !! hats of wish u speedy recovery !!

  • AKS286 on March 30, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    Thanks doctors ! Good news , we pray for faster recovery Jesse. get well soon, We want to see you in international Cricket. God bless you !!

  • on March 30, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    Wishing Jesse the best of luck for his recovery.

  • MK02 on March 30, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    Great news.....wish u make a speedy recovery Jess!!! Just jump out of the bed mate...that's how we do it here!!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    gate well soon jesse riyder i hope you we do come back

  • tristen_kul on March 30, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    Good on ya mate, Jesse. May The Lord bless you, and help you get back to your hard-hitting! Next time play for NZ and smack that ball around! :D

    A Kiwi from Wellington.

  • SherjilIslam on March 30, 2013, 7:47 GMT

    feeling releived. Great news and i hope he does a Yuvraj Singh act.

  • on March 30, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    Let the good Lord bless you Jesse! Our prayers are with you.

  • on March 30, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    Get well sooon ,,,,,, international cricket needs u specially ur team.... u r a star

  • on March 30, 2013, 7:33 GMT

    Good news, get well soon mate see you soon in black

  • Smash_down on March 30, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    Great news.get well soon. Jesse.

  • on March 30, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    Great news.Get well soon Jesse.

  • regofpicton on March 30, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    That is such a relief. I think we have all been very worried for you Jesse. But look where the meassages are coming from: You are a major star while only playing domestic cricket! That should give you even more to aim for - get yourself right, the get back to your real job of starring on the international stage. Looking forward to it!!

  • ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on March 30, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    Awesome news.Thank God..Get well soon Jesse...

  • Treidy on March 30, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    Get well soon. Hope to see u playing at Lords!

  • on March 30, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    Great news. Wish Jesse Ryder a quick recovery. Get well soon.

  • on March 30, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    get well soon buddy , happy 2 know THAT he is recovering....................

  • Gordo85 on March 30, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Commentators make fun of his weight. I hope everyone isn't making fun of him now after this.

  • on March 30, 2013, 6:24 GMT

    its great to know that you are out of coma now, insha allah, you will be more powerful and healthy than ever before!! get well very soon boy!!

  • nakihunter on March 30, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Great news. Get well soon Jesse and back to the crease.

  • on March 30, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    Get well soon .... and wish you a speedy and complete recovery .... :)

  • on March 30, 2013, 6:07 GMT

    very very good news he is good bats men

  • on March 30, 2013, 6:03 GMT

    Jesse, Get well soon Mate!!! Our Prayers are there for you always!!! I am sure you will recover soon Mate!!! All the Best Jesse!!!

  • on March 30, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    get well sonn buddy , happy 2 know he is recovering

  • Pathiyal on March 30, 2013, 5:53 GMT

    wish Jesse Ryder a speedy recovery.

  • on March 30, 2013, 5:46 GMT

    Get well soon Get well soon Get well soon Get well soon Get well soon Get well soon Get well soon Get well soon Get well soon

  • jonesy2 on March 30, 2013, 5:45 GMT

    great news. keep getting better jesse

  • vijaygopal.g on March 30, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    Get well soon brother my prayers are always with u

  • on March 30, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    Very good news, get well soon Jessey , but now please for sake of your own health and NZ Cricket please stop all this non sense. Stay focused , it requires a lot of sacrifices and enjoyment to be a successful cricketer.

    See Mc cullum , take inspiration from players like Stephen Fleming , Astle , Sachin or for that matter even colorful character like Craig Mccmillian never had such instances, not so often.

    Have speedy recovery and come and give more strength to the fast improving NZ side.

  • on March 30, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    Glad to know that Mr. Ryder Inshallah he will deliver his best innings from now. take care best of luck

  • 777aditya on March 30, 2013, 5:07 GMT

    @ Abhishek Bandarkar - just wish him a speedy recovery buddy - the attacks were vicious (period) - who gives a damn as to why it happened?

  • sonu1don on March 30, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    seriously a vry good news............

  • CricketBirbal on March 30, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    I really wish that Ryder gets well before England tour and that the NZ's win 2-0 in England with their new team which is really exciting. But I still wonder what was the need to hang around in a bar or restaurant till 1230 AM when you are a sportsman. A sportsman is expected to be disciplined in his daily routine and even if they have to party, then there should be a time limit set which in no case should be more than 10/11 PM. This is not to cast aspersions on Ryder, but I think enjoying at home is always safer than in the Bars where all sort of people visit and you never know what to expect. Hope sportsmen understand this one day.

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:36 GMT

    great news get well jessie cant wait to see you back in the team in the future

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    Best wishes for Ryder. Hope he will get recovered soon and the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    Why he was assaulted? Any reason ?

  • satishbabub23 on March 30, 2013, 4:07 GMT

    Great News....Thank God..Wish you speed recovery Jessie

  • satishbabub23 on March 30, 2013, 4:07 GMT

    Great News....Thank God..Wish you speed recovery Jessie

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    Why he was assaulted? Any reason ?

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    Best wishes for Ryder. Hope he will get recovered soon and the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

  • on March 30, 2013, 4:36 GMT

    great news get well jessie cant wait to see you back in the team in the future

  • CricketBirbal on March 30, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    I really wish that Ryder gets well before England tour and that the NZ's win 2-0 in England with their new team which is really exciting. But I still wonder what was the need to hang around in a bar or restaurant till 1230 AM when you are a sportsman. A sportsman is expected to be disciplined in his daily routine and even if they have to party, then there should be a time limit set which in no case should be more than 10/11 PM. This is not to cast aspersions on Ryder, but I think enjoying at home is always safer than in the Bars where all sort of people visit and you never know what to expect. Hope sportsmen understand this one day.

  • sonu1don on March 30, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    seriously a vry good news............

  • 777aditya on March 30, 2013, 5:07 GMT

    @ Abhishek Bandarkar - just wish him a speedy recovery buddy - the attacks were vicious (period) - who gives a damn as to why it happened?

  • on March 30, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    Glad to know that Mr. Ryder Inshallah he will deliver his best innings from now. take care best of luck

  • on March 30, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    Very good news, get well soon Jessey , but now please for sake of your own health and NZ Cricket please stop all this non sense. Stay focused , it requires a lot of sacrifices and enjoyment to be a successful cricketer.

    See Mc cullum , take inspiration from players like Stephen Fleming , Astle , Sachin or for that matter even colorful character like Craig Mccmillian never had such instances, not so often.

    Have speedy recovery and come and give more strength to the fast improving NZ side.

  • vijaygopal.g on March 30, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    Get well soon brother my prayers are always with u