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Cricket: Ryder out of coma, no memory of attack

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder emerged from an induced coma Saturday, but faced "a big battle" ahead as he recovered from a vicious assault, his manager Aaron Klee said. Ryder required medical assistance to keep breathing when he was rushed to hospital in a critical condition early Thursday morning. He suffered serious head and lung injuries after being attacked as he left a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch.

Cricket: Arrests for assault as Kiwi star Ryder improves

Battered New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was showing signs of improvement Friday and gave family the thumbs-up as police charged two men with assaulting the gifted batsman in a savage beating. Ryder was attacked by a group of men as he left a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch early Thursday, and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where he was placed in an induced coma. His manager Aaron Klee said Ryder was responsive Friday and had given the thumbs-up to medical staff and members of his family who rushed to be at his bedside.

Cricket: Ryder -- huge talent with human frailties

New Zealand cricket's wild child Jesse Ryder, seriously injured in a vicious assault this week, is a huge talent with the bat who struggles with alcohol demons and is a self-confessed bad boy. In a tumultuous international career marred by a string of disciplinary lapses, the powerful all-rounder averages 40.93 in 18 Tests but last year went into self-imposed exile to sort out his "personal issues". The 28-year-old, who continues to catch the eye in domestic competition, has rejected all overtures to return to the New Zealand team, despite public clamour for his recall.

Cricket: Arrest for assault as Kiwi star Ryder improves

Battered New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was showing signs of improvement Friday and gave family the thumbs-up as police charged a man with assaulting the gifted batsman in a savage beating. Ryder was attacked by a group of men as he left a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch early Thursday, and was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where he was placed in an induced coma. His manager Aaron Klee said Ryder was responsive Friday and had given the thumbs-up to medical staff and members of his family who rushed to be at his bedside.

Cricket: First arrest over assault on Kiwi star Ryder

New Zealand police Friday said they had arrested one man and were looking for another in connection with an assault that left cricket star Jesse Ryder in a critical condition in hospital. Ryder was attacked by a group of men as he left a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch early Thursday morning and was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull and other internal injuries. Hospital authorities said Friday his condition had not improved overnight.

Ryder responding, second man arrested - police

By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder's condition was improving and he was responding to medical staff and his family on Friday as police said they had arrested two men in connection with the alleged assault. A 20-year-old man and 37-year-old had been charged with assault and would appear in court on April 4, New Zealand Police (NZP) said in a statement. The men were related, police said, without providing further detail.

Cricket: New Zealand's Ryder critical after brutal attack

Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was in a critical condition in hospital on Thursday after an "extremely vicious" attack as he left a bar in Christchurch, police said. The 28-year-old was in an induced coma with a fractured skull and serious internal injuries, and his family were at his bedside. The attack in the South Island city came just days before the talented batsman was to take up a lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) contract.

Cricket: New Zealand's Ryder critical after bar brawl

Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was in a critical condition in hospital Thursday after an "extremely vicious" attack as he left a bar in Christchurch, police said. The 28-year-old was in an induced coma with a fractured skull and serious internal injuries, and his family were at his bedside. The attack in the South Island city came just days before the talented batsman was to take up a lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) contract.

Cricket: New Zealand's Ryder critical after bar brawl

Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was in a critical condition in hospital Thursday after being severely beaten as he left a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch, police said. The 28-year-old was in an induced coma with a fractured skull and serious internal injuries, and his family were at his bedside. The attack came just days before the talented batsman was to take up a lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) contract.

Cricket: New Zealand's Ryder critical after bar brawl

Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was in a critical condition in hospital Thursday after being severely beaten as he left a bar in the South Island city of Christchurch, police said. The 28-year-old was in an induced coma with a fractured skull and serious internal injuries, and his family were at his bedside. The attack came just days before the talented batsman was to take up a lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) contract.
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