India keeper-batter Rishabh Pant recently underwent knee surgery on January 7 to repair the knee injuries he suffered during his near-fatal car accident on December 30, 2022, when he was traveling from Delhi to his hometown in Uttarakhand.
After being treated after his accident in Max Hospital in Dehradun where he underwent plastic surgery for abrasions and burns as he was pulled out of his car just before it caught fire.
The BCCI airlifted him from Dehradun to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where he was treated by renowned Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala.
According to the reports, Rishabh underwent major surgery on the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and minor repair on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while the doctors are hopeful tgat the rest of his injured ligaments will heal naturally.
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His surgery was successful and he might need to undergo one more surgery after a few weeks, after which he will begin his rehab. However, reportedly this accident and subsequent surgeries and rehab have put Rishabh Pant out of action for 6-9 months.
There was also a report that he might be released from the hospital soon so that he could rest and recover at home.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant posted a story on his Instagram with the caption: “Never knew just able to sit out and breathe fresh air feels so blessed.”