The 28-year-old middle-order batsman is understood to be in a coma with a fractured skull, a punctured lung, internal bleeding and is in intensive care at a Christchurch hospital. His family are at his bedside. A spokesman for the ambulance service that transported Ryder to hospital said he had suffered "very serious head injuries". The attack came just days before the talented Ryder was to take up a lucrative Indian Premier League contract...
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