Rishabh Pant, a star wicketkeeper-batsman for India, will relocate from a hospital in Dehradun to one in Mumbai, where he will receive extensive treatment for ligament damage to his knee and ankle, according to BCCI sources on Wednesday.
“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,” a senior BCCI source said.
When Pant, 25, was travelling from Delhi to Roorkee, he had a terrible car accident in which he managed to survive. He had lost control on the NH-58 and hit a divider. Pant received cuts to his forehead, bad bruising on his back, as well as wounds to his knee and ankle.
Although most wounds are minor, his ankle and knee, which were treated at Max hospital in Dehradun, are concerning. However, as a cricketer, the BCCI who was centrally contracted, the board had the right to decide how to manage his injuries.
Due to the significant swelling, MRIs of his injured knee and ankle could not be done, so the extent of the rupture is still unknown. It is understood, however, that any sports-related injury diagnosis and prognosis for a centrally-contracted cricketer will be completed by the BCCI’s list of doctors, and the rehabilitation and recuperation will be handled by the Sports and Medical Science team at NCA under the supervision of Dr Nitin Patel.
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