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Jesse Ryder in critical condition after being beaten up outside Christchurch bar

New Zealand's Ryder in critical condition after being attacked outside Christchurch bar

Mike Dawes


20:41 GMT, 27 March 2013



22:09 GMT, 27 March 2013

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has been admitted to Christchurch Hospital after being attacked at a bar, police have confirmed.

According to reports in New Zealand, the 28-year-old all-rounder is in a critical condition in intensive care after suffering a fractured skull and a collapsed lung.

It is understood that three men attacked the controversial cricketer from behind.

Critical condition: Jesse Ryder

Support: Ryder

Critical condition: Jesse Ryder is in hospital in Christchurch after suffering serious head injuries

A statement on the New Zealand Police website read: 'Police are investigating an incident at a bar in Merivale in the early hours of this morning.

Cricket tweets support for Ryder

Michael Vaughan (former England captain) – Devastating news regarding Jesse Ryder… Just hope he can pull through… Thoughts are with him and his family…

Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire and former Ireland seamer) – Get well soon Jesse Ryder!

Ross Taylor (New Zealand batsman, former captain) – Thinking of you mate @DijaRyder

Black Caps (Official New Zealand cricket Twitter account) – The whole NZC team's thoughts are with @DijaRyder this morning.

Luke Wright (England limited overs all-rounder) – Hope your ok @DijaRyder. Get well soon buddy.

Martin Guptill (New Zealand batsman) – Thoughts are with @DijaRyder this morning. Get well soon bro.

'Police can confirm the incident did involve Jesse Ryder and that he is currently in Christchurch Hospital.'

St John Ambulance confirmed to TVNZ that two ambulances responded to an alleged assault at 12.34am in the morning.

'We transported to Christchurch Hospital ED under lights and sirens one patient, a male, aged in his 20s, with very serious head injuries,' St John Ambulance said.

Ryder, a controversial figure whose career has been plagued by off-field incidents, is on an indefinite break from international cricket and has not played for New Zealand since February last year.

Ryder has played 18 Tests and 39 one-day internationals for the Black Caps, his last appearance an ODI against South Africa.

He played yesterday for the Wellington Firebirds in the major preliminary final against Canterbury Wizards at Hagley Oval and was due to fly out to India this week to compete for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League.

New Zealand Cricket revealed its chief executive David White, Peter Clinton from Cricket Wellington, Heath Mills from the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association and Ryder's manager Aaron Klee were flying to Christchurch.

'We are all shocked by what has occurred and extremely concerned for Jesse. New Zealand Cricket's thoughts are with him and his family,' White said.

New Zealand Cricket said the four would likely hold a press conference once they had ascertained the facts surrounding Ryder's injuries and his current condition.

Hillsborough disaster families braced for shocking revelations

Hillsborough families braced for 'shocking revelations' into disaster events



10:58 GMT, 11 September 2012

Families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough are braced for 'shocking revelations' into what happened on that fateful day in 1989 after a warning from MP Andy Burnham.

The Shadow Secretary of State for Health has been instrumental in setting up the independent panel which probed the unseen papers relating to the disaster.

Burnham believes the information held within the 400,000 documents released to the panel contains information that will leave senior authority figures with questions to answer.

Seeking answers: Liverpool fans are still searching for justice 23 years on

Seeking answers: Liverpool fans are still searching for justice 23 years on

The Labour MP will visit Liverpool on
Wednesday to attend a vigil outside the city's St George's Hall after
results of the inquiry by the Hillsborough Independent Panel are first

Burnham told The Mirror: 'There will
be many individuals with questions to answer on Wednesday into Thursday
night. But the truth will have its own power.

'I know enough about Hillsborough to
know a national apology from the Prime Minister is justified. I hope Mr
Cameron responds in the right way.

'I get the feeling the disclosure will
be more shocking than many people realise. The closer we get, I'm
confident the full truth will be told. That is an enormous thing.'

A hugely controversial 3.15pm cut-off
point was introduced at the initial inquest hearings in 1991 by coroner
Dr Stefan Popper – which ruled all Liverpool fans had died by this point
on the day.

At a stroke all questions into the
emergency services' response on the day and why there were long lines of ambulances
parked up outside the ground as fans died inside remain unanswered.

Findings: The Hillsborough Independent Panel is set to deliver a presentation

Findings: The Hillsborough Independent Panel is set to deliver a presentation

Mr Burnham added: 'After the
disclosure, my thinking will turn to a new inquest as the sheer cruelty
of the 3.15pm cut-off point, when the coroner ruled that all Liverpool
fans had died by this time, can't be allowed to stand.

'I, like the families, cannot accept a
verdict of accidental death. Any football supporter who visited
Hillsborough would have said it was an unsafe football ground.

'The country will be shocked to learn how the stadium did not have a valid safety certificate.'

And Burnham also moved to quell any
fears that vital documents had been altered or destroyed before being
submitted to the panel.

He said: 'I think we will see
everything and it will be comprehensive. Steps have been taken and
orders passed through Parliament to ensure full disclosure takes place.

'When this process started, we promised the truth and I feel that in my heart we have done that.'

Fabrice Muamba news: Petr Cech injury made game safer

Cech's injury has made our game safer, let's hope that will help save Fabrice



00:52 GMT, 19 March 2012

The high level of emergency medical care Fabrice Muamba received at White Hart Lane was the result of measures the Premier League put in place after Petr Cech suffered his serious head injury in 2006.

The medical teams from both Tottenham and Bolton received praise for the treatment they administered during those shocking scenes, as did the match officials.

Watershed: Cech's injury in 2006 changed medical care at Premier League matches

Watershed: Cech's injury in 2006 changed medical care at Premier League matches

Bolton star got best possible medical care

White Hart Lane was well equipped to deal with Saturday’s incident:

Both clubs had a doctor on the bench. They were both wearing earpieces allowing them to communicate with the touchline so equipment could be asked for quickly.

An additional doctor was in the stadium, primarily to look after problems with the crowd.

Both clubs’ physios were trained in resuscitation, as were three others from Spurs’ medical team.

Two paramedics were pitchside.

There were two ambulances for the exclusive use of the players, one from St John and the other one paid for privately by Tottenham.

The Tottenham doctor carried a second defibrillator in his bag in case there was a problem with the first.

As well as the mandatory medical equipment, Spurs had on hand an additional resuscitation bag.

Referee Howard Webb was relieved of his fourth official duties at Wolves on Sunday. As senior refereeing official Dermot Gallagher said, it helped enormously that Webb and fourth official Chris Foy are police officers.

But the level of care Muamba received from medical staff owed much to the way the Premier League reacted to the Cech incident at Reading.

Jose Mourinho, then the Chelsea manager, criticised the Berkshire ambulance service by complaining of the delays in taking Cech to hospital when he had suffered a fractured skull.

‘There are some things that leave me in a very emotional situation,’ said Mourinho. ‘My goalkeeper was waiting for an ambulance for 30 minutes.

This is something English football has to think about. This is much more important than football.’

Chelsea made an official complaint that
led to a Premier League and FA review. As a result the following
measures were introduced:

Best possible care: Muamba was treated on the pitch before being rushed to hospital

Best possible care: Muamba was treated on the pitch before being rushed to hospital

An ambulance must be located at the ground for exclusive use of players.Each club must have their doctor at Premier League games. The doctor must be seated on the trainers’ bench. All doctors and physiotherapists must complete AREA (Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Aid) training course. At least two paramedics must be available pitchside to deal with on-field emergencies. The home club must provide the away club with a medical information sheet containing key contact numbers and the location of nearest hospital. Home club must have available mandatory medical equipment as prescribed by Premier League. Annual medical examinations must be carried out on all players.
Lane of tears: Players and fans show their concern for Muamba's health

Lane of tears: Players and fans show their concern for Muamba's health

The Premier League declined the opportunity to comment on Sunday, rightly leaving it to officials at Bolton to provide updates on their ex-England Under 21 midfielder’s situation.

But after the incident Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: ‘We would like to praise the players, match officials, staff and medical teams of both clubs for their swift actions in attending to Fabrice.’