Team India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant met with a horrific accident in the early hours of December 30 (Friday). The Indian cricketer who was driving alone from Delhi to Roorkee in his Mercedes to surprise his mother, met with the accident on NH 58 on Delhi-Dehradun Highway.
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During this incident, his car rammed the divider railings as Pant lost control and dozed off while driving. Soon after this, the car caught fire and has to be escaped from a broken window. The 25-year-old was soon airlifted to MAX Hospital, Dehradun where the treatment began.
As per the medical statement released by the BCCI, “Pant has suffered two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee along with injuries on his right wrist, ankle, toe and back.”
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“His condition is being monitored by Dr Gaurav Gupta of the orthopedics department. Pant is stable, not suffering from any life-threatening injury. His mother is with him in the hospital,” a medical team member attending to the cricketer was quoted by the TOI.
Talking about the severity of the injuries the cricketer has sustained in the accident, it is to be seen how long the cricketer will regain full fitness. However, atleast three to six months of recovery is surely needed in case of a ligament injury, Pant will miss the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy. With the level of injuries, Pant is also likely to miss the Indian Premier League 2023.
Dr Qamar Azam, who looks after the sports injury department at AIIMS Rishikesh said, “Pant will take at least three to six months to recover from the ligament injury. And if it’s severe, he may take more time. Further evaluation can be based on his detailed injury report.”