Indian wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant will be shifted from Dehradun hospital to a Mumbai hospital for further treatment, informed Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) director Shyam Sundar on Wednesday (January 4) as reported by news agency ANI.
Pant met with a horrific car accident on the Delhi-Dehradun expressway in the early hours of Friday (December 30) while going to his hometown Roorkee from Delhi.
As a result, the southpaw suffered multiple injuries and he was undergoing treatment at the Max Hospital in Dehradun.
Earlier, the DDCA director had informed that Rishabh was responding well to the treatment.
"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," Shyam Sundar said.
"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," he added.
In Mumbai, Rishabh Pant will undergo extensive treatment for his ligament injuries in the knee and ankle.
"Rishabh is being shifted to Mumbai for diagnosis and treatment of his ligament injuries and to 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 U.K. or U.S.," a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Earlier, the BCCI had released a statement, saying that the board will support Pant in coming out of this traumatic phase.
“The BCCI is in constant touch with Rishabh’s family while the Medical Team is in close contact with the doctors currently treating Rishabh. The Board will see to it that Rishabh receives the best possible medical care and gets all the support he needs to come out of this traumatic phase,” the statement read.
According to reports, Rishabh Pant’s injuries will keep him out of action for a minimum period of six months.
(With ANI/PTI Inputs)