New Zealand's Jesse Ryder released from hospital following attack

Batsmen Jesse Ryder of the Pune Warriors hits a shot during the Indian Premier League on May 16, 2011
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New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder is released from hospital following less than a week in an induced coma from an attack which left him with a fractured skull.

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been released from hospital following an attack which left him in an induced come in Christchurch.

The 28-year-old suffered a fractured skull from an assault in the early hours of Thursday morning last week outside of a bar in the city.

It is understood that Ryder has returned to his home in Wellington following less than a week under medical care, according to Sky Sports News.

The cricketer recently told police that he has no recollection of the incident.

Batsmen Jesse Ryder of the Pune Warriors hits a shot during the Indian Premier League on May 16, 2011
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