New Zealand's Ryder out of Champions Trophy

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 27, 2009 18:09 hrs

JOHANNESBURG: New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy after tearing an abductor muscle while scoring a half century in his team's Group B match against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

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"He's had it for a long time, this injury. It repaired itself but he did it all over again today," captain Daniel Vettori told a news conference after New Zealand's 38-run win. "It's very sad for him and I don't think it is a good prognosis."

New Zealand have asked to bring in Aaron Redmond, a top-order batsman who can bowl leg spin, and will wait for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide if the injury is serious enough to allow a replacement for Ryder, who was forced to bat with a runner on Sunday.

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