Jesse Ryder interviewed by police over attack

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Last updated 16:14 02/04/2013
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RECOVERING: Jesse Ryder's return to consciousness has been a huge relief to family, friends and fans.

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Bashed cricketer Jesse Ryder was unable to help police with their investigation into the attack because he could not remember what happened.

Ryder spoke with police today about the early-morning assault outside the Christchurch bar Aikmans.

The attack, last Thursday, left him with critical injuries after he was struck in the head.

Police Detective Senior Sergeant Brian Archer said today Ryder could not remember what happened.

‘‘Unfortunately Mr Ryder has no recollection of what took place or the events leading up to the incident," said Archer.

"This is not uncommon when a victim has received a head injury of this nature.

"Should Mr Ryder gain sufficient recollection as his recovery continues then we may look to speak to him again, however there are no immediate plans to re-interview him at this time.’’

Ryder's manager, Aaron Klee, said it was not known when the cricketer would be discharged from Christchurch Hospital.

Klee said yesterday that the big-hitting batsman continued to improve at a remarkable pace.

"He's absolutely talking, sitting there having conversations and he's up on his feet. It's nice to see the big guy back on his feet again," he said.

There were no plans to transfer Ryder to Wellington Hospital, and his discharge would depend on several factors, including any lingering effects of his concussion.

Two men, 20 and 37, who are related, have been charged with assault.

They have been freed on bail to appear in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday.

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