A recovering Jesse Ryder has sent a message of thanks to those who have supported him in the aftermath of his assault in Christchurch earlier this week.
He suffered multiple injuries and was placed in an induced coma after being attacked following the end of Wellington's domestic season.
However, he is now out of the coma and in a statement released by New Zealand Cricket, he said:
"I just want to let everyone know that I'm okay. I feel heaps better today but still really tired. I've been reading your messages that have been sent so thank you to everyone for thinking of me over the last few days.
"I want to thank everyone who has been caring for me at the hospital - they have been awesome. Thank you to my family and friends who have been here also."
His manager, Aaron Klee, added: "Now that Jesse is out of intensive care, we aren't planning on providing further updates in the media, as it is time for Jesse to focus on his recovery and getting back to full health."
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