Rishabh Pant Airlifted
BCCI shifts Rishabh to Mumbai for diagnosis and treatment of his ligament injuries and to decide upon the further course of action.
Rishabh Pant Airlifted, the wicketkeeper, and batter for the Indian men’s cricket team have been released from the hospital in Dehradun. Now, transported to Mumbai for additional treatment of his ligament injury. On Wednesday, Pant, who was injured in an accident on December 30 on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. Close to Roorkee, Uttarakhand was released from the private hospital there.
“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 orthopaedic Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala. If there is advice for surgery, a call will be taken if it will happen in the UK or USA,” News agency PTI quoted a senior BCCI official.
Rishabh Pant will undergo extensive treatment for his ligament injuries in the knee and ankle. Further treatment of the Indian Men’s National Cricket Team’s cricketer will be taken care of by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and board secretary Jay Shah himself will keep a close eye on it, a Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) official on Wednesday.
“Pant’s further treatment will be taken care by BCCI now. Jay Shah himself will keep a close eye on his treatment. If needed, the board will send him to the United Kingdom,” the DDCA official told news agency ANI.
Pant, 25, survived a horrific car accident when he was driving down from Delhi to his hometown Rourkee. But lost control on NH-58 highway and hit the divider.
- While most injuries are superficial, the worrying factor will be the ankle and knee as he got treated at Max, Dehradun.
- However, being a centrally-contracted BCCI cricketer, his injury treatment was the board’s prerogative.
- The MRIs of his injured knee and ankle couldn’t be performed. As there was extensive swelling and hence the degree of tear is yet to be ascertained.
However, it is understood that any sports-related injury diagnosis and prognosis. For a centrally-contracted cricketer will be done by BCCI’s list of doctors. Whereas, the rehabilitation and recuperation will be managed by the Sports and Medical Science team at NCA.