Jesse Ryder out of coma, has no memory of attack

His condition has improved to the extent that he is now out of the induced coma and off the ventilator and is speaking to family and friends.

updated: March 30, 2013 10:02 IST
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Wellington: New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder emerged from an induced coma on 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.

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