Rishabh Pant Suffers Cuts On Forehead, Ligament Tear In Knee But Is Stable: BCCI

Star India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant suffered a horrific car crash early on Friday morning. He is currently admitted in a hospital in Dehradun. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has provided an update on the health condition of the 25-year-old cricketer. Pant has two cuts on forehead and a ligament tear in right knee, read a statement from the cricket body. The apex body also confirmed that Pant is currently stable, and the BCCI is in constant touch with Rishabh’s family, adding that the medical team is in close contact with the doctors currently treating the player.

“India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant met with a car accident early on Friday morning near Roorkee, Uttarakhand. He was admitted to Saksham Hospital Multispecialty and Trauma Centre where he was treated for impact injuries. Rishabh has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back,” the BCCI statement read.

“Rishabh’s condition remains stable, and he has now been shifted to Max Hospital, Dehradun, where he will undergo MRI scans to ascertain the extent of his injuries and formulate his further course of treatment.”

Pant, who was travelling from Delhi to Uttarakhand, is currently under observation at the Max Hospital in Dehradun. The 25-year-old dozed off while driving, which resulted in the accident, and had to break the windscreen of the car to escape after the vehicle had caught fire.

“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 added.

ant has been India’s regular wicket-keeper across all formats after MS Dhoni’s retirement and has been one of India’s top performers with the bat in Test cricket in past two years.

He had played a big role in India’s second successive Test series victory in Australia in 2020/21.

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that entire cost of Rishabh Pant’s treatment will be borne by the state, He has further stated that air ambulance facility will be provided if Pant is needed to be shifted.

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