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New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has been released from a Christchurch hospital and returned to his home in Wellington after spending almost a week recovering from serious head injuries,local media reported on Wednesday.
Ryder,28,was taken to hospital early last Thursday after two altercations outside a bar and fast food restaurant in Merivale,a suburb of Christchurch.
Two men have been charged with assault and are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
He was thrilled to be back home,he just couldnt wait. Its been a hard week so he just wanted to get home, the New Zealand Herald quoted Ryders manager Aaron Klee as saying.
Hes been doing well over the last couple of days so just needed to complete all the testing they wanted to do in hospital and then they were happy to let him go home. Hes still very tired and still struggling energy-wise with the effects of the concussion,but hes obviously well enough to be discharged from hospital and travel home,its great.
Ryder,one of New Zealands most gifted batsmen,has been in a self-imposed exile from international cricket after a series of alcohol-related incidents.
Ryder was to fly into India last Friday for the Indian Premier League. He has a contract with the Delhi Dardevils but has been ruled out of this season after last week assault.
The 28-year-old was attacked outside Aikmans Bar in Merivale,Christchurch,early last Thursday and spent over two days in an induced coma. He was brought out of the coma on Saturday.