BCCI Decides To Shift Rishabh Pant To Mumbai For Further Treatment
By CricShots - Jan 4, 2023 3:09 pm
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According to the reports of ANI, the young Indian wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant will be shifted to Mumbai on Wednesday to receive further treatment, said Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) director Shyam Sundar. Pant received his primary treatment till now at the Max Hospital in Dehradun after he met with a car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun highway on December 30 while driving to his hometown Roorkee.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant 

Talking about the same, an anonymous source of PTI said, “Rishabh is being shifted to Mumbai for diagnosis and treatment of his ligament injuries and decide upon the further course of action. He is expected to be under the supervision of BCCI-empanelled renowned sports orthopedic Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala. If there is advice for surgery, a call will be taken if it will happen in the UK or USA.”

After his car overturned multiple times and caught fire in the early hours of last Friday, Rishabh Pant was rushed to the Saksham Hospital. He was referred to the Max Hospital in Dehradun after emergency treatment. Pant suffered multiple injuries including a ligament tear to his right knee and a few cuts and abrasions on his body. The 25-year-old was rescued by a Haryana Roadways bus driver and conductor on the highway. 

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Earlier, Shyam Sundar said, “Pant is in high spirits and responding well to treatment… He underwent a plastic surgery on his left eyebrow where he suffered a cut in the accident. As far as the ligament injury in his right knee is concerned, he will take some time to recover. He will be provided the best possible treatment.”

A BCCI staffer quoted by the Press Trust of India news agency said Pant faced a prolonged absence from competitive cricket and would likely miss the four-Test Australia series at home starting February 9. 

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There are multiple reports that also suggest that Pant might miss the entire IPL 2023. He is the captain of Delhi Capitals. On  the other hand, India’s stand-in skipper, Hardik Pandya also talked about T20 series against Sri Lanka, he said, “Coming to the point, obviously he was a very important part of (Team India’s plans in the world Cup year). But, now everyone knows the situation.”