New Zealand news April 3, 2013

Ryder out of hospital, returns to Wellington

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Srikanth 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.

  • 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...!

  • Muhammad atif on April 3, 2013, 16:37 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on April 3, 2013, 16:01 GMT

    Good news, I wish you a fast recovery.

  • j on April 3, 2013, 14:47 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on April 3, 2013, 14:42 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 on April 3, 2013, 12:54 GMT

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

  • Dummy4 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.