New Zealand news April 3, 2013

Ryder out of hospital, returns to Wellington

ESPNcricinfo staff
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New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has left Christchurch Hospital and returned to his hometown Wellington, a day before his alleged attackers appear in a Christchurch court. "He was discharged earlier this afternoon and flew back to Wellington this evening," Ryder's manager Aaron Klee told ESPNcricinfo. "He's at home now and resting - he's really exhausted, but happy to be home."

Ryder was attacked twice in the space of a few minutes outside a Christchurch restaurant on March 27, and suffered heavy blows to the head and chest that left him with a skull fracture and a collapsed lung. He was hospitalised in intensive care and came out of his induced coma on March 30, when he began talking again and breathing without the assistance of the ventilator. He was moved out of the intensive care unit a day later.

Police 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 on Thursday.

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  • jaggi.jagan on April 3, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    IPL6 is poorer without you mate. I am sure those things can wait. Get well soon, you will rock! Hopefully we will see a new edition of you when you come back on the cricket field!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on April 3, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    Very happy to know that Jesse is back home. Good luck Jesse. Take it easy and complete recovery should be your top priority. Cricket can wait mate.

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    Nice he is back and we fans wants to see him in play cricket in full flow. Get well soon and wishing Ryder a speedy recovery.

  • srikanth.kunapuli on April 4, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    IPL is missing a good player like Jessie. Get well soon Jessie. we are waiting for your performance.

  • Dr.Yeluri on April 3, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    All the best Jesse... This is my first ever comment on espncricinfo though im following cricinfo since years. I could not wait to greet Jesse for his recovery....! Hope we will see him soon padded up...!

  • Atifkhan3489 on April 3, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    May u recover very soon and i want to see u playing back for n.z

  • on April 3, 2013, 16:01 GMT

    Good news, I wish you a fast recovery.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on April 3, 2013, 14:47 GMT

    Good news he's out of hospital, would be great to see Ryder play for NZ again.

  • on April 3, 2013, 14:42 GMT

    Live Long Jessy..............

  • on April 3, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    May You Live Long. Im a Great Fan of yours Jesse :D

  • jaggi.jagan on April 3, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    IPL6 is poorer without you mate. I am sure those things can wait. Get well soon, you will rock! Hopefully we will see a new edition of you when you come back on the cricket field!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on April 3, 2013, 17:39 GMT

    Very happy to know that Jesse is back home. Good luck Jesse. Take it easy and complete recovery should be your top priority. Cricket can wait mate.

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    Nice he is back and we fans wants to see him in play cricket in full flow. Get well soon and wishing Ryder a speedy recovery.

  • srikanth.kunapuli on April 4, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    IPL is missing a good player like Jessie. Get well soon Jessie. we are waiting for your performance.

  • Dr.Yeluri on April 3, 2013, 19:40 GMT

    All the best Jesse... This is my first ever comment on espncricinfo though im following cricinfo since years. I could not wait to greet Jesse for his recovery....! Hope we will see him soon padded up...!

  • Atifkhan3489 on April 3, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    May u recover very soon and i want to see u playing back for n.z

  • on April 3, 2013, 16:01 GMT

    Good news, I wish you a fast recovery.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge on April 3, 2013, 14:47 GMT

    Good news he's out of hospital, would be great to see Ryder play for NZ again.

  • on April 3, 2013, 14:42 GMT

    Live Long Jessy..............

  • on April 3, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    May You Live Long. Im a Great Fan of yours Jesse :D

  • on April 3, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    That's great news, Jesse. All the best and I hope you start belting them out of the ground soon.

  • on April 3, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    I wish he plays the currernt IPL season. IPL's glory is driven by people like Jesse.

  • on April 3, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    great to hear he's out and recovering! best wishes on behalf of Hungarian cricketers :0)

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    May God bless you, Jesse, and may you have a quick recovery.

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    Speedy Recovery Jessey Ryder may be play IPL6

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    He'll feel the effects later on in life. Skull fractures get you in the end just as death finds you one day...

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Speedy Recovery Jessey Ryder & ride along the High ways of your life.

  • on April 3, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    it is good for ryder. thanks god.

  • on April 3, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    it is good for ryder. thanks god.

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:08 GMT

    Speedy Recovery Jessey Ryder & ride along the High ways of your life.

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    He'll feel the effects later on in life. Skull fractures get you in the end just as death finds you one day...

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    Speedy Recovery Jessey Ryder may be play IPL6

  • on April 3, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    May God bless you, Jesse, and may you have a quick recovery.

  • on April 3, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    great to hear he's out and recovering! best wishes on behalf of Hungarian cricketers :0)

  • on April 3, 2013, 11:21 GMT

    I wish he plays the currernt IPL season. IPL's glory is driven by people like Jesse.

  • on April 3, 2013, 12:17 GMT

    That's great news, Jesse. All the best and I hope you start belting them out of the ground soon.

  • on April 3, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    May You Live Long. Im a Great Fan of yours Jesse :D

  • on April 3, 2013, 14:42 GMT

    Live Long Jessy..............