Jesse Ryder out of intensive care

Christchurch: Kiwi batsman Jesse Ryder has been moved out of the intensive care unit of Christchurch Hospital, three days after being admitted with serious head injuries, following an attack outside a bar.

“I just want to let everyone know that I am ok. I feel heaps better today but still really tired.  I've been reading your messages that have been sent so thank you to everyone for thinking of me over the last few days”, Ryder said in a press release made available by New Zealand Cricket.

“I want to thank everyone who has been caring for me at the hospital - they have been awesome.  Thank you to my family and friends who have been here also”

His manager Aaron Klee said that the focus now would be to get Ryder back on his feet, “Now that Jesse is out of intensive care, we aren't planning on providing further updates in the media, as it is time for Jesse to focus on his recovery and getting back to full health”.

Two men have been arrested for assaulting the 28-year old batsman.

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