According to the latest reports of ANI, the Indian wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant has undergone a successful knee surgery at a private hospital in Mumbai and is recovering well. Last week, he underwent a car accident on the Delhi-Roorkee highway and it left the cricketing fraternity shell-shocked. The accident, images, and videos that followed were horrifying and there is no doubt that Pant’s escape was nothing less than a miracle.
Rishabh Pant suffered cuts on the forehead, abrasion injuries on the back and a ligament injury. It is believed that the DC skipper will need at least a rest of around 3-6 months in order to recover.
Cricketer Rishabh Pant's knee surgery was successfully conducted yesterday at a private hospital in Mumbai. He is under the supervision of the medical team and is recovering fast: Sources
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— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2023
If that eventually turns out to be the timeline, Rishabh Pant will, in all probability, miss the IPL. The upcoming 4-match Test series against Australia though is a complete miss.
According to the latest reports, the medical experts at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai have claimed that the ligament tear is similar to the one that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja picked up last year. This essentially means that the southpaw is likely to miss competitive cricket for at least six months.
Describing the same, an anonymous BCCI official as per the quotes in The Indian Express said, “Every player’s body is different but looking at his (Rishabh Pant) report, our doctors say the ligament injury is like the one (Ravindra) Jadeja suffered. As per the reports we received from Dehradun, we were told that Pant would need surgery as early as possible. It looks like he will take more than four months to recover.”
India star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has also been rehabilitating a similar ligament tear which kept him out of action for a good part of last year. Jadeja had to pull out of Asia Cup 2022 during the event and did not feature in the T20 World Cup 2022 as he was recovering in that period.