Rishabh Pant’s plan to surprise his mother on New Year’s Eve turned into a horrific accident after his car collided with the median on the Delhi-Dehradun highway in the early hours of Friday. India’s star hitter was lucky to survive a serious injury thanks to his sanity, he jumped out of his Mercedes just in time as the car caught fire after hitting a stool way. Dr Sushil Nagar, who first went to see Pant in the emergency ward of Saksham Hospital near Roorkee, said the cricketer did not have a broken bone but had a ligament injury in his knee and needed further investigation.
“When he was brought to our hospital, he was fully awake and I spoke to him. He wanted to surprise his mother and was going home,” Nagar told PTI.
He has big bruises on his back but Nagar says it is not a burn.
“The injuries occurred because he jumped out of the car by smashing the car window just as it caught on fire. When he landed on the curb from behind, the skin peeled off. But that’s not the case. burn wound and not very serious.” The 25-year-old fell asleep and lost control of his Mercedes early Friday morning on his way home to Roorkee. He was alone in the car.
The accident happened at Mohammadpur Jat, Manglaur town, Hardiwar district.
He suffered head, back and leg injuries but is in stable condition.
“He had two lacerations (minor injuries) on his head but I didn’t stitch it. I referred him to Max Hospital, where a plastic surgeon could examine him,” Nagar said.
However, the doctor said Pant had torn a ligament in his right knee and the extent of the injury could only be ascertained after an MRI scan.
“However, the X-ray reports done at our hospital showed no bone injuries. Yes, there was a ligament tear on his right knee. Severity. Its importance can only be discovered after further investigation and detailed MRI,” he said.
Ligament injuries vary in severity and can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months to fully recover, which raises a serious question mark over Pant’s readiness for the Test series. at home against Australia, starting on 9 February.
Pant is out of the upcoming whiteball series against Sri Lanka starting on January 3. He is expected to join the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for a strength and fitness program. force before the Border Gavaskar Trophy in February.
So far, the left-handed goalkeeper hitter has scored 2,271 runs in 33 Tests with the help of 511 half-century. He has also represented the country in 30 ODI and 66 T20I, achieving 865 and 987 runs, respectively.
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