'Assaulted' Ryder returns home after hospital stint

Apr 03, 2013, 21:31 IST | Agencies

The 28-year-old cricketer was discharged from hospital and was "thrilled" to return home.

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has returned to his home after spending several days in hospital following a brutal attack in Christchurch, according to his manager.

The attack, which took place outside a bar in Christchurch, left Ryder, who came out of a coma on Saturday, with injuries including a punctured lung and a fractured skull, the Age reports.

According to Ryder’s manager Aaron Klee, Ryder has left the hospital and is back at his home in Wellington, New Zealand.

Jesse Ryder
Jesse Ryder

Meanwhile, Ryder has told the police that he has no recollection of the assault that left him fighting for his life.

The attack happened around midnight last Thursday outside the bar, where Ryder had been out for a drink with his Wellington teammates.

A second attack took place across the road at the entrance to a McDonald’s car park.

In March 2012, Ryder took a break from international cricket, after admitting he had a drinking problem, the report added. (ANI)

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