Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant has been injured in a serious car accident near Roorkee, Uttarakhand on Friday morning and is currently being treated and examined further at a hospital in Dehradun.
The accident took place in the early hours of Friday when Pant was driving to Roorkee. His Mercedes car, which was severely damaged in the accident, is reported to have hit the divider on the road and subsequently caught fire. Pant was initially taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for impact injuries before being moved to Dehradun.
“Rishabh has two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee, and has also hurt his right wrist, ankle, and toe and has suffered abrasion injuries on his back,” the BCCI said in a statement. According to the latest reports, the results of the wicketkeeper batsman’s MRI of the brain and spine are normal. He has also undergone plastic surgery to manage his facial injuries, lacerated wounds, and abrasions suffered in the crash.
However, an MRI scan of his ankle and knee has been postponed till tomorrow because of pain and swelling. Above knee splintage was also given for suspected right knee ligament injury and suspected right ankle ligament injury at the Max Hospital in Dehradun. Pant is currently stable, conscious, and oriented.
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