Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant was seriously injured in a car accident on 30th December 2022 and may undergo ligament surgery in London. On Wednesday, he was airlifted from Max Hospital in Dehradun to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai so he could be treated properly.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a statement saying Pant’s treatment will be under Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy of the hospital. Dr. Pardiwala has earlier treated cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja.
Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, injured in a car accident, has come out of the ICU. However, suspense remains on his knee, ankle, and thumb injuries. His MRI scan could not be done. This is because there is blood clotting and swelling at all three wound sites.
A senior BCCI official said that the doctors would decide on his ligament surgery as soon as Pant recovers from the injuries. We will talk about his comeback when he is 100 per cent healthy. Pant will miss seven big tournaments, including Test Championship and IPL.
It includes home series against New Zealand in January-February, home series against Australia in March-April, IPL in April-May, Test Championship in June (if India qualifies), the tour of West Indies in July, besides the Asia Cup in September and can not be seen in ODI World Cup. He is the captain of the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Australia’s Warner can take over the captaincy in his place.