Jesse Ryder`s manager writes off his IPL prospects

Wellington: The manager of New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder, who had returned home after a hospital stint following a serious assault on him, has said that the star will not make any late appearances in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Although his injuries from the assault are not as serious as first thought, Ryder`s manager, Aaron Klee said that it is extremely unlikely that Ryder will play in the IPL as he is still very weak and cannot do more than the basic things, reports.

Klee further predicted that it will take two to three months before Ryder will be properly functioning again.

According to the report, Ryder has a 308,000 NZ dollar-deal with the Delhi Daredevils team in the IPL Twenty20 competition but he will not be paid unless he is available to play in the tournament which will run till May 27.

The report further said that Ryder will also be ineligible for the Champions League should Delhi Daredevils qualify, if he continues to absent himself from the tournament.

Meanwhile, defence lawyer Jonathan Eaton has claimed in court last week that Ryder did not suffer a fractured skull or a collapsed lung in an altercation outside Aikmans bar in Merivale, Christchurch, on March 28, the report added.