New Delhi: Team India’s star wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is currently undergoing treatment in Mumbai after a car accident. Now a big news has come about Pant. It is being said that Pant is unlikely to play cricket this year. He is set to miss many big tournaments including IPL. The medical update given to the BCCI on Pant, who narrowly escaped a car accident on December 30, states that the wicket-keeper batsman has a complete tear of three ligaments in his knee, reports ESPNcricinfo. Although two of them have recovered slightly, while the third has undergone surgery. He is expected to recover after six weeks.
likely to sit for at least six months
As a result, Pant is likely to sit out for at least six months. Thus, his chances of being fit for selection for this year’s Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup to be held in India in October-November are slim. Pant had knee surgery last week. He was airlifted from Dehradun after BCCI’s approval. He is undergoing treatment under the supervision of Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, one of the specialist surgeons contracted by the Board in Mumbai.
triple ligament injury
The BCCI released three medical bulletins since the accident and surgery, one of which stated that Pant also suffered an injury to his right ankle. As per reports, in Pant’s case all three ligaments of the knee – anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament – have been torn. These ligaments are essential for motion and stability. It is being said that Pant will have to undergo surgery again but the doctors will wait for at least six weeks before going ahead with it.
The doctors are yet to tell how long it will take for Pant to resume training but both the BCCI and the selectors have concluded that the wicketkeeper-batsman will be out for at least six months. Pant last played in the series against Bangladesh in December. He was rested for the home series against Sri Lanka.
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