Pant to be Airlifted to Mumbai: BCCI

The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has announced that injured wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will be airlifted to Mumbai for further treatment processes. BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced this during a review meeting on January 04 after talking to the Board’s medical team. Rishabh Pant got injured in a car accident near his hometown during the early hours of December 30, 2022. 

The BCCI arrived at this decision after consulting with the doctors of Max Hospital, Dehradun where Pant is being currently treated. According to BCCI, Pant will be flown to Mumbai on January 04, 2023. Pant tore the ligament on his right knee. According to reports, it will take at least 6 months for him to recover from this injury. 

The next phase of Pant’s treatment will be charted out by the doctors of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. His entire treatment will be supervised by Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, Head of the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director of the Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at the hospital.

According to the medical reports submitted by the BCCI medical team, Pant has injured his toe, right wrist and ankle in addition to a few cuts on his forehead. After the incident reached Jay Shah’s ears, he immediately formed a medical team that asked Max Hospital’s doctors to not treat Pant’s ligament fracture. It will be treated in Mumbai now. 

The BCCI in a statement said that every necessary step required to expedite the healing process of Rishabh Pant will be taken care of by them.

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