Such terrible news and a tragedy. Thinking of Ryder, one is reminded of the late David Hookes of Australia. Hope that Ryder's story doesn't end the same way as Hookes' did.
Hookes' Wisden obituary says, "Natural, aggressive and irrepressible, " and watching Ryder bat one thought the very same. He was always a treat to watch when batting and I still remember his double century against India in 2009 at Napier where he smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground.
Wish the big guy a speedy recovery.