Rishabh Pant’s brain, spinal cord reported normal after accident | Cricket news
His brain and spinal cord CT scan reports are back to “normal,” said BCCI officials who are in regular contact with Max Dehradun.
Pant suffered multiple injuries when his car collided with the median on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.
The 25-year-old was on his way home to Roorkee when he was taken to a local hospital. He suffered injuries to his head, back and legs.
“Pant had an accident in Manglaur, Haridwar district when his car hit the median at 5:30 am on Friday morning,” said Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh.
“He was taken to Saksham hospital in nearby Rookee, then he was transferred to Max Hospital, Dehradun,” he added.
The accident happened at Mohammadpur Jat in Manglaur.
Dr Sushil Nagar, who treated Pant, 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 will be back home,” Dr. Nagar told PTI. .
“He had two lacerations (closed trauma) on his head but I didn’t have stitches. I referred him to Max Hospital, where a plastic surgeon could examine him.
“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.”
Ligament injuries vary in severity and can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months to fully heal.
Watch: How Rishabh Pant’s car hit the median
Dr Nagar said the large bruises on his back, which were posted on social media, were not burns.
“The injuries occurred because he jumped out of the car by smashing the car window as soon as it caught on fire. When he landed on the curb from behind, the skin peeled off. But that wasn’t the case. burn wound and not very serious.”
Dr Dishant Yagnik, medical director at Max Hospital, Dehradun said Pant is being evaluated by a team of orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons in the emergency ward.
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“A detailed report on his condition will be available in about an hour once the assessment is complete,” he said.
Pant played a key role in India’s two-time test series victory over Bangladesh. He scored a winning knockout of 93 in the Second Test in Mirpur.
“We are all concerned but thankfully he is stable. We at DDCA are monitoring him and wish him a speedy recovery,” DDCA secretary Siddharth Sahib Singh said in a statement.
Chief Minister Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami said his government will bear the full cost of Pant’s treatment.
However, Pant is a player with a centralized contract and BCCI will take care of all his medical expenses.
“Praying for Rishabh Pant. Fortunately he is out of danger. Wishing @RishabhPant17 a speedy recovery. Get well soon Champ,” NCA director VVS Laxman wrote on his twitter account.
Pant has been ruled out of the upcoming white ball series against Sri Lanka starting on January 3 as he is expected to join the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for strength training and fitness before the Border Gavaskar Trophy in February.
At the moment, there is no clear information on his availability for the series against Australia.
Pant has scored 2,271 runs in 33 Tests so far with the help of five hundred and eleven fifty. He has also represented the country in 30 ODI and 66 T20I.
(With input from PTI)