Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has shared a big update on his injury as posted a picture from the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Pant was involved in a massive car accident on New Year's Eve and was hence ruled out for a long of period time. Since he has been posting photos and videos on social media regarding his recovery.
The wicketkeeper-batter was recently seen at an IPL game between his team Delhi Capitals, against Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Talking about the Pant’s injury update, he shared a picture where he laying with a harness on his right leg.
Check out Rishabh Pant ’s Instagram story here:
Rishabh Pant's return to action will take another seven to eight months to be fit for cricket as it would still be considered to be a very fast recovery if he returns to the field by January. Whenever Pant returns to action, he would primarily focus on returning as a batter first and then possibly move to wicket-keeping. Hence the wicketkeeper-batter has been ruled out of the Asia Cup in September and the World Cup in October-November as per Cricbuzz.
The report further adds that Pant has been responding well to the recovery procedures and hence the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is extending all possible medical assistance. The BCCI previously stated, "(It) will make every effort to aid and expedite the recovery process of Rishabh and will provide him with all the support he needs during this period."
So far, the Delhi Capitals star underwent surgery for ligament tears in January and is under the supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, head, of the Centre for Sports Medicine, and director - of Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai. Pant could undergo another possible surgery.