Rishabh Pant was hospitalized after a car accident near Roorkee in Uttarakhand

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was injured in a serious car accident near Roorkee in Uttarakhand on Friday morning and is currently undergoing treatment and further tests at a hospital in Dehradun.

“Rishabh has two cuts on his forehead, a torn ligament in his right knee, along with injuries to his right wrist, ankle, toe and scratches on his back,” BCCI said in a statement. “Rishabh’s condition remains stable and he has now been shifted to Max Hospital, Dehradun, where he will undergo an MRI scan to ascertain the extent of his injuries and formulate his further course of treatment.”

The accident took place early Friday morning when Pant was driving to Roorkee. His car, badly damaged in the accident, reportedly hit a road divider and then burst into flames. Pant was initially taken to a local hospital, Saksham Hospital’s Multidisciplinary and Trauma Centre, where he was treated for his injuries before being transferred to Dehradun*.

“Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant’s car met with an accident at around 5:30 am,” said Uttarakhand Director General of Police Ashok Kumar, as quoted by NDTV. “The incident took place at Mohammedpur Jat near Roorkee… the car hit a divider and burst into flames. He was taken to Roorkee hospital from where he has now been shifted to Dehradun.”

According to Dr. Sushil Nagar, who was in charge of emergency treatment, Pant had lacerations to his forehead, one above his left eye; he has a torn ligament in his knee. and scratches on his back. He also injured his right ankle. But the first X-ray showed that there was no fracture and no burns on Pant’s body.

He has been referred to Max Hospital in Dehradun where further scans including MRI will determine the extent of injuries and further course of treatment. Pant reached the hospital at 6 am.

“We are still investigating him [Pant]. He is currently stable, there is no cause for serious concern. Once the evaluation is complete, we will issue a detailed bulletin,” said Dr Dishant Yagnik, medical superintendent, Max Hospital, Dehradun. “He is conscious and talking and the doctors are examining where he says there is anxiety. . Orthopedists and plastic surgeons are looking at him right now. And we’re investigating any internal injuries.”

*0400 GMT, Dec 30 – The story has been amended to reflect the hospital’s location change and the fact that Pant was driving to Roorkee.


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