Rishabh Pant will be airlifted from Dehradun to Mumbai by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) so that he can continue receiving care at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute.
On December 30, while travelling from Dehradun to his hometown of Roorkee, the Indian cricketer was involved in a car accident.
“We have been keeping a careful eye on Rishabh since he is a key player. Pant will be airlifted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai today (Wednesday), and BCCI has agreed to cover all of his medical costs. I have been assured by BCCI that all of Pant’s medical costs will be covered and that he will receive any assistance he needs,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said.
Pant will be treated by Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head of the Centre for Sports Medicine and Director of the Arthroscopy and Shoulder Service at the hospital, according to a statement released by the BCCI. Rishabh will have surgery and further treatments to repair torn ligaments, and the BCCI Medical Team will be by his side at every step.
“The Board would make every effort to aid and speed the rehabilitation process of Rishabh” and shall offer him with all the support he needs during this period,” according to the statement.
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BCCI said Pant has two cuts on his forehead and knee ligament damage. He injured his right wrist, ankle, toe, and back. While he received treatment for his two forehead incisions, the BCCI sought to repair his ligament damage.
The BCCI hasn’t fixed a date for Pant’s return. The wicketkeeper may miss the IPL in April-May and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy next month.
Pant left on a solo trip to Uttarakhand on the 30th of December to provide his mom with a New Year’s surprise.
Police say Pant allegedly nodded out while driving and crashed his car.
According to the authorities, Pant was able to flee the scene by climbing through the broken windscreen of his Mercedes-AMG GLE43 Coupe vehicle. Pant, who is 25 years old, was initially admitted to Saksham, a private hospital in Roorkee. Subsequently, the patient was transferred to Max Hospital, which is located in Dehradun.