Ryder is being told to stay away from the ring after sustaining injuries in an attack two years ago.
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Controversial New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has been warned of the dangers of competing in a charity boxing match by a leading neuropsychologist.
Ryder is due to face Cameron Slater on March 28 as part of the Super 8 Cruiserweight tournament.
The former Black Caps all-rounder suffered skull and lung injuries after he was attacked outside a Christchurch bar two years ago.
He was placed in an induced coma for two-and-a-half days, and neurosurgeon Ron Dick has advised Ryder not to get in the ring.
“The brain’s already been compromised with an earlier injury and if there’s then further concussive-type injuries it creates additional cumulative damage to what may have already been sustained,” Dick told TVNZ.
Ryder told TVNZ he had no concerns over the upcoming fight.
“I’ll probably have a medical and see how I pull up, but at this stage I’m fine.”