Few may have noticed, but Jesse Ryder has been missing from the last two Central Stags GPSS games.
Ryder hasn’t been seen in either of the two televised Stags games played at Yarrow Stadium (Saturday and Wednesday) but no official comment from the Stags has been made.
According to Ryder, this is due to a side strain injury.
Ryder said the injury was “not ideal” but gave no further comment. The injury was, presumably, suffered during the Stags opening round loss to the Otago Volts. There is currently no official time frame on Ryder’s return.